Ireland Updates Processing Times for Employment Permits

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise, and Employment has released the current processing times for employment permits.

The current processing times for applications are as follows:

  • Trusted Partner employment permit applications: 8/9 weeks
  • Standard employer employment permit applications: 13/14 weeks
  • Requests for Stamp 4 Support Letters: 7/8 weeks


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


Background & Analysis

Previously, the processing times were faster and these are a significant increase. EIG advises clients to adjust any start dates for new hire employees accordingly. We will continue to account for these processing times when providing assessments to our clients.


Erickson Immigration Group will continue to send updates as more news is available. If you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions, please contact your employer or EIG attorney.