Ireland’s Minister of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation this week launched an online facility, whereby employment permit applicants can check the status of their applications.1
This change is a significant improvement in respect of the transparency of government administration and the accessibility of information following the submission of employment permit applications.
Previously, to receive a status update, individuals making the applications and their agents were required to enquire through the general call centre or e-mail service, which could result in delays and unsatisfactory responses.
Given the recent back-log in the Employment Permits section, this is a significant development and potentially will be of great benefit to entities that require that expatriate employees be in place – sometimes with minimal delay – to initiate particular projects.
This online enquiry facility is regarded by the Minister of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation as a significant stepping stone in his commitment to introduce an online application system in 2016.
1 For additional information regarding this change, see the 17 February 2016 News Release from the DJEI.
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