Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Questions (312)

Seán Sherlock


312. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if her attention has been drawn to an issue regarding a stamp 4 application by a person (details supplied). [41726/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that on 11th September 2019, the permit holder (details supplied) was refused a Stamp 4 Support Letter because information provided by the permit holder indicated that he had not been employed by the employer stated on his Critical Skills Employment Permit, contrary to the terms and conditions of his Critical Skills Employment Permit. 

Stamp 4 support letters can only be granted where it is established that the permit holder has complied with the terms and conditions of their Critical Skills Employment Permit.

On 11th October 2019, my officials expedited a new application for a Critical Skills Employment Permit for this individual; this permit has now issued.  The permit holder will be able to submit a new request for a Stamp 4 Support Letter once he has been in continuous employment for 21 months in the State in accordance with the provisions of his Critical Skills Employment Permit.