Update: Ireland Employment Processing

Ireland’s Employment Permits Section of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) is making a concerted effort to clear the backlog of cases in the system.  Trusted Partner applications, which had started taking up to 7 weeks to process, are back down to about 5 weeks.  This is still slightly up from a target of 4 weeks processing times.

Due to the recent operational changes aimed at reducing processing time, in October, the employment permits section was able to issue more permits than during any other month in the last 10 years.