Changes to Work Permit System for Non-EU Workers

15 Apr 2013

Following a review of the Employment Permits system and the current skills needs in the labour market, Employment Permits policies have been changed for non- EU workers. Changes include increasing the eligible occupations for the permits, reducing the time it takes to process applications, reducing the number of documents required and improving the appeals process.

It is hoped 700 more permits would be issued in the coming year as a result of the changes. The changes will be made effective for all applications considered from 10th April 2013 onwards. For further information see Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation.