Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (219)

Maurice Quinlivan


219. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the reason the review of a critical skills employment permit application by a person (details supplied) has been pending since March 2019 in view of the fact that the website of her Department indicates that it is processing review applications received on 14 June 2019; when a decision can be expected; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28399/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that an application for a Critical Skills Employment Permit in respect of the named individual was received on 14 December 2018.  On 8 March 2019, this application was refused because:

- At the time of application the named individual was in the State without current immigration permission as it had been revoked by the Minister for Justice and Equality on 12 December 2018; and

- required documentation had not been submitted.

In addition to being informed of the decision to refuse this application, the applicant was also informed that they could request a review of this decision.

My officials inform me that on 25 March 2019, a request for a review of this decision was received.  On 1 July 2019, following due consideration of the information submitted, the Reviewing Officer confirmed the decision to refuse the application as the named individual's immigration permission had been revoked by the Minister for Justice and Equality at the time of application.