IRELAND – Scanned Signatures Now Accepted on Employment Permit Application Forms
The Department for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) has recently announced, with immediate effect, that it will accept application forms for employment permits with scanned, rather than original, signatures.
This change has been made to expedite the application process, but it is at the discretion of the Department to request original signatures at any time on a case by case basis.
What is the Procedure?
As the applicant is still required to submit original, signed passport photos as part of the application (as confirmed by the Department), it is recommended that they continue to also send the relevant original signed pages of the application form to be signed by the representatives of the Irish company (and by the sending entity for an Intra-Company Transfer Permit).
The company can then choose whether to submit the original signed pages or scanned copies.
- For applications in progress and upcoming applications, note that employment permit application forms with scanned signatures will now be accepted by the DJEI in Ireland, but that original signatures may still be requested at any time on a case by case basis.