Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Visa Applications.
Mr. J. O’Keeffe Mr. J. O’Keeffe
510. Mr. J. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will consider the appeal by a person (details supplied) following the refusal of a visa to visit Ireland for the purpose of spending time with their child. [17532/04]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The person referred to in the question made a visa application in March 2004. She stated that she wishes to travel to Ireland in July for the benefit of her health. No supporting evidence of a medical condition was submitted with her application. The applicant named a reference in Ireland and indicated that she would be financially supported and accommodated by this reference during her visit, but there is no evidence of any prior existing connection between the applicant and the reference. It has also been noted that the applicant’s 13 year old son is among a group due to visit Ireland around the same time as the applicant’s proposed visit. The application was refused because the visa officer was not reasonably able to conclude, on the basis of the supporting documentation supplied to my Department, that the applicant would observe the conditions of the visa.
The applicant’s reference in Ireland submitted a letter of appeal against the refusal of the visa on her behalf. The visa appeals officer upheld the original decision to refuse the application because no additional supporting documentation was submitted with the appeal. It is open to the applicant to make a fresh application with up-to-date supporting documentation. In such circumstances, the matter will be considered anew.
Dáil Éireann 587 Written Answers. Visa Applications.