Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (290)

Seán Power


376 Mr. S. Power asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason for the refusal of visas to persons (details supplied). [6526/04]

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

The visa applications in question were for the wife and daughter of a non-EEA national employed in the State under the work permit scheme to enable them to join him in the State. The applications were refused because there was no documentation submitted to show the worker was in a position to fully support his family members without the need for them to have recourse to public funds. Evidence in the form of current payslips and bank statements is acceptable in this regard. It is open to the persons in question to appeal against the refusal of the visas by writing to the visa appeals officer in my Department, enclosing the documentation outlined above.