Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Work Permits

Photo of Jackie CahillJackie Cahill (Tipperary, Fianna Fail)
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23. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if it is possible for an employer who has been approved for a number of work permits for persons from non-EU states to transfer these permits to other workers from another country, in cases where the processing of visas for travel to Ireland is taking an extended period of time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [63460/22]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that, in line with the Employment Permits Act, all Employment Permits granted are employer and employee specific, and cannot be transferred from one employee to another or from one employer to another.

This means that if an employment permit holder fails to take up employment with an employer for which a permit has been granted both parties to the employment permit are required to notify the Department. Such notifications should be emailed to EPMS@enterprise.gov.ie. After this notification is received the employment permit concerned will be cancelled.

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