Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (330, 331)

Paul Nicholas Gogarty

Ceist:

459 Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when a decision will be made on the visa application of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3082/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The person in question made a visa application in December 2003. The application was refused because it had not been established, on the basis of the documentation supplied to my Department, that the applicant would observe the conditions of the visa. In particular, it was felt that the applicant had not displayed sufficient evidence of her obligations to return home following her proposed visit.

An appeal against the refusal was received in January 2004. The visa appeals officer, having re-considered the application afresh, upheld the original decision. It is of course open to the applicant to make a fresh application with up to date supporting documentation and the matter will be considered anew.

Paul Nicholas Gogarty

Ceist:

460 Mr. Gogarty asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position on an application by a person (details supplied); the timeframe for this decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3083/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The application for family reunification by the person in question has recently been approved by my Department.