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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 22 March 2022

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Questions (766)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

766. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Justice the status of an Afghan admission programme application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; when a decision will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14631/22]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Afghan Admission Programme enabled current or former Afghan nationals living legally in Ireland to apply to have their close family members, who are living in Afghanistan or who have recently fled to eligible territories bordering Afghanistan, to apply for temporary residence in Ireland. The eligible neighbouring countries are: Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

The Programme closed for applications on 11 March 2022.

I can confirm that the person referred to by the Deputy has made an application under this Programme. All applications received by my Department are currently being examined with decisions expected to issue to all applicants in the coming months.

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