Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Questions (666)

Holly Cairns


666. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide details of the pending EUTR reviews according to nationality in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25193/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Under Regulation 25 of the European Communities (Free Movements of Persons) Regulations 2015, if an applicant believes that there was an error in fact or in law in reaching their initial EU Treaty Rights decision, they are entitled to seek a review of that decision.

A total of 2,142 review applications are currently on hand in respect of 91 different nationalities. 28 countries have 5 or more applications giving a total of 2028 review applications. The remaining 114 review applications are from 63 countries that each have 4 or less applications.

The attached table gives the breakdown by nationality for the 28 countries with 5 or more applicants. No further breakdown is provided for the 63 countries with 4 or less applications, as the small numbers involved may inadvertently lead to the identification of the individuals concerned.

There are a number of EU countries listed in the table. This refers to EU nationals who apply for a Permanent Residence Certificate (EU2) whilst based in Ireland. This may assist them with tax authorities in their country of origin, in terms of proving their residency in Ireland. The number of such applications tends to be quite small.

EUTR review cases

Question No. 667 answered with Question No. 665.