Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (113)

Bernard Durkan


113. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the reason a work permit is required in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12218/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

Under the Employment Permits Acts 2003 and 2006, non-EEA nationals are prohibited from employment within the State unless they have been granted an Employment Permit from my Department or are exempt from obtaining an employment permit on some other basis under the Act such as being permitted to work as part of their immigration status as determined by the Department of Justice and Equality. I understand that the person concerned does not currently hold an immigration status which includes permission to work and therefore requires an employment permit.

An application for an employment permit in respect of this person was received in my Department on 3 January 2013. My Department wrote to the employer on 12 February 2013 seeking additional information relating to this application. Some of the information sought has been provided and I understand that officials of my Department are in contact with the Employer’s accountants with a view to finalising these matters. When all of the above outstanding information has been received the application will then be given further consideration.