Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Questions (166)

Pat Carey

Question:

185 Mr. Carey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if an application for family reunification has been decided upon in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 who has refugee status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14805/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice)

I am informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that the person in question made a Family Reunification application in December 2005.

The application was forwarded to the Refugee Applications Commissioner for investigation as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. This investigation is completed and the Commissioner has forwarded a report to my Department.

The Family Reunification section issued a request to the legal representative of the person in question for further documents on the 16th of March 2007 and is currently awaiting a response. Once a response is received this application will be considered further by my Department.