Ireland – DJEI Introduces the Trusted Partner Initiative

What has changed

On May 12, 2015, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) introduced a new Trusted Partner Initiative.  A person who makes an offer of employment, Employers, Connected Persons and EEA contractors may apply for Trusted Partner Status, granting them access to a unique set of application forms which require the Trusted Partner Registration number in Lieu of their employer details. The aim of the Trusted Partner Initiative is to streamline the application process for individuals submitting the employment permit applications.

Who is affected?
What to expect

Under the new initiative the following individuals may apply for Trusted Partner Status:

  • A person who makes an offer of employment, Employers, Connected Persons, and EEA contractors

The objective of the initiative is to reduce paperwork burden and streamline the process for those holding Trusted Partner status submitting employment permit applications.

Benefits to Trusted Partner Status include:

  • Reduction in the required corporate documents and details such as P30 forms and company registered address
  • Removes the requirement for a signature from the Irish employer/host organization
  • Proposed faster turnaround time for applications submitted using Trusted Partner Application Forms as a result of the reduced quantity of information which needs to be confirmed during the processing stage
  • Trusted Partner status is valid for two (2) years and is renewable. A reminder to renew will be sent two (2) months before expiry

Criteria for Trusted Partner Eligibility:

  • Must be an Irish Registered Company which is fully trading
  • The application form for Trusted partner registration  must be signed by the Company Secretary, the Person of Compliance or Person of Process, or the business owner

The Trusted Partner status will be applicable to all employment permit applications with the exception of Contract for Services Employment Permits where it only facilitates EEA Contractors. The eligibility for each employment permit will remain the same and the required paperwork from the employee will not change.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Emigra Worldwide can provide assistance with the application for obtaining Trusted Partner Status
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your clients

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.