Connecticut, US

Aug 30 2018

Employment Permit Processing Times Increase Again


The situation

Government processing times for employment permit applications in Ireland continue to increase.

A closer look

  • Trusted Partner Initiative. The current processing time for Trusted Partner Initiative applications is now seven weeks, up from five weeks.
  • Standard employment permit. Standard employment permit applications are currently taking 14 weeks to process, up from 12 weeks.



In many cases, start dates may need to be delayed due to the longer processing times.

Affected employers and foreign nationals should start the document gathering process earlier than usual to prevent further delays.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to [email protected].