Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Ceisteanna (174)

Bernard Durkan


174. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the reason a work permit application has been refused in the case of a person (details supplied); if their appeal has been lodged; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14358/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that the named individual applied for a General Employment Permit on 2 January 2019. On 21 March 2019, this application was refused for the following reasons:

- The applicant did not provide essential required documentation including a copy of signed Contract of Employment and documents from Revenue.

- The remuneration level stated in the application form was below that required for the employment permit. The applicant must be earning €30,000 for a 39 hour week.

- Failure to fulfil the Labour Market Needs Test. Details in relation to remuneration and hours of work placed in the advertisements must be the same as those details provided in the application.

- The applicant did not provide evidence of the required experience for the employment concerned. A chef de partie requires at least two years experience to be eligible for an employment permit.

In addition to being notified of this decision and the reasons for the decision, the applicant was also informed that he had twenty-eight days to request a review of this decision. My officials inform me that, to-date, no such review has been requested.

A refusal to grant an employment permit does not preclude an applicant from submitting another application for an employment permit. Such an application should comply with all of the legislative requirements for the particular employment permit type.

In order to assist with the application process, the Department has produced a suite of information including details on how to carry out the Labour Market Needs Test and a "Checklist document for Chefs" which, if followed, should result in the granting of an employment permit. This information can be found in the Employment Permit section of my Department’s website at