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Current Processing Dates for Employment Permits

Applications for Employment Permits are processed in date order of receipt of the fully completed application form and fee, if applicable.

Please note that due to the number of refunds on hand it is currently taking 8 weeks (from date of receipt of  completed mandate) to process a refund.

We apologise for this delay but the refund will be processed as soon as possible.

As of 21 October 2020, we are processing applications received on the following dates for the specific types of applications:

Current processing dates

Employment Permit applications received by Employer Type  


Trusted Partner 7 October 2020          
Standard 18 September 2020

Reviews for Trusted Partner and Standard Employment Permit Applications


Reviews received14 October 2020       

Requests for Support Letters for a Stamp 4


Requests received

25 September 2020

 NB - A request for a Support Letter for a Critical Skills Employment Permit holder seeking a Stamp 4 cannot be processed until the permit holder has completed 21 months working in the State. We will accept requests received after 20 months however they will not be processed until 21 months has elapsed.

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