Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (763)

John McGuinness

Question:

885 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if a holiday visa will be issued to a person (details supplied); and if the application made at the Irish Embassy in Ankara on 10 December, 2003, can be expedited. [1667/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The person in question made a visa application in December 2003. The application was refused because it had not been established, on the basis of the documentation supplied to my Department, that the applicant would observe the conditions of the visa. In particular it was considered that the applicant had not displayed sufficient evidence of his obligations to return home following his proposed visit. It is open to the applicant to appeal against the refusal of the visa by writing to the visa appeals officer in my Department.