Written Answers. - Visa Applications.

Richard Bruton


391 Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the criteria applied in determining the application for a holiday visa by a close relative of a person married to an Irish national; if it is possible for his Department to outline in respect of refusals the precise criteria on which this application failed; and the reason for the refusal of a holiday visa to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. [11000/03]

When assessing the application in question, consideration was given to the personal circumstances of the applicant and the extent of his ties in his country of origin.

The application was refused because it was not established, on the basis of the documentation supplied to my Department, that the applicant would observe the conditions of a visit visa. In particular, it was felt that the applicant had not displayed sufficient evidence of his obligations to return home following his proposed visit.
It is open to the applicant to make a fresh application with up to date supporting documentation and the matter will be considered anew.