Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Questions (665, 667)

Holly Cairns

Question:

665. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide details of the immigration status given to individuals that are waiting for a decision on EUTR review applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25192/20]

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Holly Cairns

Question:

667. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Justice if persons that are waiting for an EUTR review decision are permitted to work or to claim Covid-19 pandemic emergency payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25194/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 665 and 667 together.

A person who applies for a Residence Card on the basis of being a Qualified Family Member (QFM) of an EU National will generally be granted a Temporary Stamp 4 (TS4) of 6-9 months duration, on application, pending the processing of their application. A TS4 enables a person to live and work in the State.

If their application is refused, and they apply for a Review of this decision, another Temporary Stamp 4 will generally be issued to them, pending the Review application being processed, and a final review decision issuing. A successful QFM applicant at either application stage or Review stage will be issued a Residence card of 5 years duration (Stamp 4 EUFam).

Permitted Family Member (PFM) applicants, unlike Qualified Family Member applicants, are not issued with a temporary stamp on application or review. If a PFM applicant is deemed to be a PFM of an EU Citizen exercising their Treaty Rights, under the terms of the Directive, either when their application is processed, or when their review decision is processed, they will be issued a Residence Card of 5 years duration. (Stamp4 EUFam).

Anyone who has lost their job as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can apply to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.