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Work Permits.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 12 December 2006

Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Questions (348)

Willie Penrose


367 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the position, in relation to a work permit, whereby a person from Tunisia wishes to come here with their partner who is an Irish citizen, and who has available to them at least a six month working contract; the position in relation to visa requirements and so on, for such a person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42681/06]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment)

The current spousal scheme is confined to the spouses of certain work permit and work authorization/visa holders. From the information supplied by the Deputy it appears that the above named individual would not qualify under this scheme. An application for a work permit for this individual would have to comply with the normal work permit policy of highly skilled and highly paid, and would have to undergo an economic needs test through an advertisement with FÁS of the job on offer.