Thursday, 2 May 2013

Questions (187)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

187. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding determination of residency status eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21056/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned claims to have arrived in the State in May 2005 with his EU national wife. He applied for residency in the State on the basis of his marriage to an EU national in or around June 2005. By letter dated 22 August 2005, the person was notified that he was granted residency in the State for an initial one year period on the basis of his marriage to an EU citizen who was exercising her EU Treaty rights in the State. The person applied for permanent residency in the State in or around December 2010. By letter dated 15 June 2011, he was refused permanent residency. He applied for a review of the decision by letter dated 22 August 2011. By letter dated 6 December 2011, the reapplication for permanent residency was refused and the decision of 15 June 2011 was confirmed. Judicial Review proceedings were instituted on 20 March 2012. As the matter is now sub judice, I do not propose to comment further.

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