COVID-19 Employment Permits System Contingency Arrangements - Ireland
The Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation ('DBEI') have issued a reminder/update on their contingency plans to ensure that the Employment Permits system ('epos') will continue to operate in all scenarios for the duration of the crisis:
The main points of the Contingency plan are:
Electronic (PDF) copy of permit will issue by e-mail;
Employment Permits Section will facilitate the changing of start dates to applications that have been received but yet to be processed;
100% refund if applications are withdrawn, before they are processed, if withdrawal is as a result of the crisis;
Applications for Stamp 4 Letters of Support can be submitted electronically; Applications to review a decision of an employment permit can be submitted electronically; and
Applications & renewals for Trusted Partner Status will be accepted electronically and do not require Hard copy to be submitted within a ten day period.
The Processing times for employment permit applications as of 27 April 2020 are:
6 weeks for Trusted Partner applications
13 weeks for Standard applications
Aaron Flynn Solicitors continue to assess applicants for employment permits and submit applications during the current crisis.
If you have any queries please feel to get in touch here.