Written answers

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Work Permits

8:00 pm

Photo of Jack WallJack Wall (Kildare South, Labour)
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Question 188: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a work permit application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare over a period since 2001 to 2008 is within the remit of her Department guidelines to permit them to obtain a stamp four under the new work permit regulations to ensure that they can seek employment or social welfare payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37929/09]

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Minister of State with special responsibility for Public Service Transformation and Labour Affairs, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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The Employment Permits Section informs me that it appears from their records the above named has held employment permits for more than five consecutive years. On this basis it would appear that the individual might qualify for a Stamp 4 under the new regulations.

However, the issue of a Stamp 4 is a matter for the Immigration Authorities of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. In those circumstances, I would suggest that the above named contact his local immigration officer with the required supporting documentation. Details of the supporting documentation required can be found at www.inis.gov.ie.

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