Employment Permit Update regarding Stamp 4 Support letters – No longer accepted after 30th November

Immigration Service Delivery has just announced that from 30th November 2023, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) will no longer take applications for Stamp 4 Support letters. This will have an impact on Critical Skills Employment permit Holders and NCHC multi-site general Employment permit holders wishing to transfer to a Stamp 4 Immigration [...]

2023-11-22T10:34:09+00:00November 21st, 2023|Employment Law|

Public Consultation on Review of Employment Permit Occupation Lists 2023

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has opened the consultation process on the review of occupations which are listed on the Critical Skills Occupations List and Ineligible Occupations List. The consultation process which opened today the 26th of June, invites submissions from interested parties with respect to amendments of these lists, including the removal [...]

2023-06-27T06:07:21+00:00June 27th, 2023|Employment Law|

Employment Permit News

STAMP 4 PERMISSION TO REMAIN FOR NON-CONSULTANT HOSPITAL DOCTORS  The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have recently announced that Non Consultant Hospital Doctors working in public hospitals on a General Employment Permit who have completed 21 months of employment may now apply for a Stamp 4 Support Letter. Previously only doctors who were the [...]

2023-05-30T09:28:51+00:00May 30th, 2023|Employment Law|

Changes to Irish Employment Permits System

The Minister for Business, Employment and Retail has announced that the government is to introduce new laws in the Autumn of 2022 which will revise and improve the Irish Employment permit system. The new laws are set to modernise the current employment permit’s structure which is highly restrictive due to the legislation governing same and [...]

2022-07-29T14:46:34+00:00July 29th, 2022|Employment Law|

Irish Employment Permit News

Review of occupations list for employment permits to launch Q2 of 2022 The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have announced that a review of the Employment Permit Occupations List will launch during the second quarter of 2022. The Department acknowledges that following the COVID-19 pandemic the Irish labour force is dealing with significant [...]

2022-05-03T09:39:17+00:00April 25th, 2022|Employment Law|

Plans in place to clear employment permit processing delays & backlog

It is well known that all sectors in the Irish labour market are acutely affected by the chronic labour shortage presently being experienced in the country. Employers are struggling to fill positions which is having a severe impact on a huge number of businesses at present. Many employers who cannot fill positions with non-Irish or [...]

2022-02-14T19:04:18+00:00February 14th, 2022|Employment Law|

Changes to Irish Employment Permit Scheme to fill labour shortages

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail has announced significant changes to the employment permit system to combat substantial labour shortages in certain sectors of the Irish labour force. The changes will allow a large amount of non-EEA nationals to access the Irish labour market. The changes are as follows: The majority of [...]

2021-11-02T08:51:05+00:00October 29th, 2021|Employment Law, Latest News|

High Court Challenge against Refusal of Employment Permit

 The High Court delivered judgment in the case of Julia Olivera Rodriguez v The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation (2020 IEHC 174) on the 25th of March 2020. The judgment is an interesting decision dealing with the refusal of an employment permit and the application of the Standard Occupational Classification system (Soc 2010) by [...]

2020-09-03T09:04:27+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Employment Law|

Stamp 4 Support Letters – Important Update June 2019

On the 19th of December 2018 the DBEI announced that were experiencing considerable delays in the processing of applications for Stamp 4 Support Letters and as interim measure advised that Critical Skills Employment holders should apply for the Stamp 4 Support Letter once they had completed 20 months of employment on their Critical Skills Employment [...]

2020-09-07T09:58:38+00:00June 20th, 2019|Employment Law|
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