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Residency Permits.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 30 January 2008

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Questions (1172, 1173, 1174, 1175)

Michael Ring

Question:

1239 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the action that can be taken to regularise the status of an undocumented person who has lived in this State for the past eighteen years; if this person can now apply for long term residency; the way the status of such a person can be legalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1945/08]

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

The person concerned must contact the Immigration Division of my Department with details of their entry to the State, their activities since their arrival in the State and details of their future intentions together with all supporting documentation.

Michael Ring

Question:

1240 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will review an application for residency under the IBC scheme of 2005 for persons (details supplied) in County Mayo; if he will allow these people to work, and so on here until such time as his Department’s appeals in relation to the IBC/05 scheme are concluded in the Supreme Court; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1946/08]

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Judgements in relation to the matters appealed under the IBC/05 scheme were delivered by the Supreme Court on 20th December, 2007 and the implications of these judgements for individual cases are currently being assessed.

Michael Ring

Question:

1241 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when long term residence will be granted to persons (details supplied) in County Mayo. [1947/08]

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I am informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that the applications for long term residency in respect of the persons concerned are in the final stages of processing. As soon as a decision is made, the applicants will be notified in writing.

Michael Ring

Question:

1242 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when an application for long term residency will be granted to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [1948/08]

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As outlined in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 910 on 26th September 2007, persons who have been legally resident in the State for over five years on the basis of work permit/work authorisation/work visa conditions may apply to the Immigration Division of my Department for a five year residency extension. In that context they may also apply to be exempt from employment permit requirements. While applications for long term residency are under consideration, the person concerned should ensure that their permission to remain in the State is kept up to date.

An application for long term residence from the person referred to by the Deputy was received in October 2006. I understand that applications received in July 2006 are currently being dealt with. As soon as a decision is made on the case, the person concerned will be notified.

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