Work permit processing times

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation would like to apologise to Small Firm Association members’ experiencing difficulties as a result of delays they may be encountering in the processing of employment permit applications.


The Department experienced a high volume of applications in recent weeks and, unfortunately, this has led to some delays. They have informed the SFA that they are working to reduce the current waiting times of:

  • 5 weeks for Trusted Partner applications
  • 12 weeks for Standard applications

Further information about current processing dates are available at Employment Permit Processing Dates.

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