Ireland’s online employment system, which officials hope will increase the application process’ efficiency, is now running. Employers can submit permit applications via EPOS, the Employment Permit Online System, at

The implementation time frame is immediate and will be ongoing. The new system affects Irish companies submitting applications for employment permits. It is expected that the EPOS will enable faster application processing and facilitate their preparation and submission.

The Republic of Ireland announced EPOS last year and, more recently, Irish officials announced September 2016 as the implementation month. EPOS will improve the application process by providing a single platform for users to complete applications, upload documents, and pay processing fees. Expect short-term delays, however, while the EPOS implementation process continues.


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