Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (698)

Robert Troy


698. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice if a person (details supplied) will be allowed to work in a skilled position; and if there are exceptions to the rule. [26425/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

Under the European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018, applicants in the international protection process who have not received a first instance decision within nine months from the date when their protection application was lodged, can make an application for a labour market access permission. 

The permission is granted to eligible applicants for six months and is renewable thereafter until there is a final decision on the person's protection application. The permission gives holders the opportunity to become self-employed or to work in a wide range of employment positions including as a chef. The only employment positions not permitted are as a member in the Irish Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána, or the Civil or Public Service because of the long-term residence or EEA citizenship requirement associated with these positions.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the parliamentary questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

Question No. 699 answered with Question No. 685.