Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (173)

Bernard Durkan


173. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 128 of 7 March 2019, the specific requirements applicable to qualify for a work permit in the case of a person (details supplied); if the case is deemed sufficient to request an appeal in respect of the previous decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14344/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department inform me that an application for a General Employment Permit in respect of the named individual was received on 15 January 2019.

On 26 February 2019, this application was refused because the named individual was in the State without current immigration permission from the Minister or Justice and Equality.

In addition to being informed of the decision to refuse this application, the applicant was also informed that he had 28 days to request a review of this decision. As no such review was requested within this timeframe, this matter is now closed.

A refusal to grant an employment permit does not preclude an applicant from submitting another application for a new employment permit. Such an application should comply with all of the legislative requirements for the particular employment permit type.

In order to assist with the application process, the Department has produced a suite of information to assist in the application process including various checklist documents, a ‘User Guide' to our online application system and a comprehensive FAQ Document which answers the most common queries received regarding employment permits. All this information can be found in the Employment Permit section of my Department’s website at

Finally, it should be noted that my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality, has responsibility for issuing immigration permissions and visas.