Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (622)

Colm Burke


622. Deputy Colm Burke asked the Minister for Justice if the appropriate work visa will be issued in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8482/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person referred to by the Deputy submitted an application for preclearance under the Irish Nationals Defacto Partners preclearance scheme on 14 September 2020. This application was examined in detail and a decision was made to refuse this application on 26 November 2020. The reasons for this decision were set out in the refusal letter sent to the applicant at that time.

An appeal of this decision was made on 11 December 2020. The applicant was subsequently advised on 10 February 2021 that a decision had been made on the application and a letter to that effect issued on 15 February 2021.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility (,which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up to date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.