Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (305)

Bernard Durkan


305. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a review will be undertaken of the refusal of a work permit in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37259/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

My officials inform me that an application for a Critical Skills Employment Permit in respect of the named individual was submitted to my Department on 8th May 2019.

On 18th June 2019, this application was refused because the annual remuneration on offer, €35,000, was less than the minimum annual remuneration required, €60,000, when the occupation in question, in this instance a Technical Services Engineer, is not on the Critical Skills Occupations List.  

In addition to being informed of this decision in writing, parties were also notified that they had 28-days to request a review of the decision to refuse this application.  As no such review was requested within this timeframe, and the applicant has applied for and received their refund, this matter is now closed. 

On 18th June, one of my officials also contacted the representative of the applicant to inform them that the occupation would be eligible for a General Employment Permit.  My official provided information to assist with any new application, which included a checklist document for this permit type which, if followed, should result in the issuing of the permit. 

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