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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (100)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

100. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and 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]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

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 30th November 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:

enterprise.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Current-Application-Processing-Dates/Current-Processing-Dates-for-Employment-Permits.html.

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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