Written answers

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Work Permits

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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100. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when a work permit will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) whose approval is urgent given the timeframe for their required skills for their employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61120/21]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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The Employment Permits Section of my Department inform me that a General Employment Permit application in respect of the individual (details supplied) was received on 30thNovember 2021.

Applications for employment permits are dealt with in date order. Employment Permits Section are currently processing standard applications received on 17th August 2021.

Applicants can keep track of current processing dates for Employment Permit applications at:


If a permit is urgently required, an applicant may request to have an application expedited. A request to have an application expedited will only be considered in exceptional cases. Such a request, which must be accompanied by a compelling business case, should be sent to dermot.kavanagh@enterprise.gov.ie.


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