Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (249)

Michael Lowry

Question:

249. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a review of the immigrant investor programme is finalised; when this review will be published; if the immigrant investor programme will reopen for applications in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51986/18]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Following  publication of Terms of Reference on the INIS website on 5 November 2018, I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigrations Service (INIS) of my Department that requests for tender will be launched shortly by INIS. It is expected that the review will be completed in the first half of 2019.

I am pleased to confirm that new applications will be processed during 2019. Exact dates for acceptance of applications have yet to be agreed and once confirmed they will be published on the INIS website.