Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Ceisteanna (317)

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

458 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform further to Question No. 414 of 5 October 2004 if his Department has received an appeal from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 by registered post on the 29 September 2004. [25136/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

The visa appeal in question was received in the immigration division of my Department on 29 September 2004. Documentation submitted with the appeal stated that the applicant has a child in her home country, yet no birth certificate in respect of this child was submitted in support of the application. It was also noted that the appeal did not contain any documentation to confirm that the applicant is currently a student in her home country. Based on the information provided with the appeal, the visa appeals officer formed the opinion that it would not be reasonable to conclude that the applicant would observe the conditions attached to a study visa, and the decision to refuse the application was upheld. It is open to the applicant to make a fresh application with up to date supporting documentation and the matter will be considered anew.