Written answers

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Work Permits

Photo of Pádraig Mac LochlainnPádraig Mac Lochlainn (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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167. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment when the review of a general employment permit will be complete in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33413/22]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that, on 11 January 2022, a General Employment Permit application for the person concerned (in the details supplied) was received.

On 25 May 2022 the application was refused. The refusal reasons included the following: The manner in which the advertisements were placed on the Department of Social Protection/EURES Employment Services and the manner in which the advertisement was published in a national and local newspaper did not meet the requirements as set out in the Employment Permits Regulations. The required documentation in respect of employments in restaurants or takeaways was not submitted with the application. A copy of the contract of employment was not provided. The following required documents were also not provided: an up to date tax certificate in respect of the employer, copies of utility bills for the employer, copy of certified qualifications in respect of the employee, a letter from the relevant Local Health Authority confirming that permission had been granted to operate a restaurant/takeaway on the premises, documentary proof of the required 2 years minimum experience in the role for the employee, a statement from the employer confirming that the Foreign National in respect of whom the application was made would be employed in an establishment other than a fast food outlet.

The applicant was informed of the refusal reasons and of their right to request a review of the decision within 28 days from the date of the refusal letter that issued. On 3 June 2022 a request for a review of the refusal decision was received.

On 10th June 2022 a request to have this review expedited was received which was granted. The Reviewing Officer is currently considering this review. On 17th June a request was issued to the applicant by the reviewing officer requesting the outstanding information and documentation in relation to the application. To date this information has not been received. The applicant has 28 days in which to respond to this request. If no response is received within the 28 days the reviewing officer will make a decision based on the documentation on hand.

Each employment permit application is assessed on its own merits and is required to meet the legislative requirements for the permit type.

Applicants can keep track of reviews current processing dates at enterprise.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Current-Application-Processing-Dates.


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