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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 12 January 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Questions (473)

Bernard J. Durkan


521 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare requires a work permit in order to obtain employment; the current position in relation to residency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48474/10]

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

I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy does not meet the qualifying criteria for Long term residency which would exempt him from work permit requirements. The person in question was informed through his solicitor on 3 November 2010 that he will require a work permit to enable him to work in the State.

I should remind the Deputy that queries in relation to the status of individual Immigration cases may be made direct to INIS by Email using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. The service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek this information through the more administratively expensive Parliamentary Questions process.