Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 08 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Visa Applications.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
504. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the reasons for refusal of a three-month visitors visa in the name of a person (details supplied) will be communicated to the person as requested in correspondence of 17 October 2005; if an appeal against the decision will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32556/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The application in question was received by my Department on 27 July 2005. Having given full consideration to the matter, this application was refused because my Department was not satisfied, on the basis of the documentation supplied, that the applicant could maintain himself while residing in the State without recourse to public funds. The fact that the applicant also overstayed on a previous visit visa and married an Irish national while in the State illegally was also considered.
The refusal reasons were faxed to the applicant on 8 September 2005 and e-mailed to the appli cant on 25 September 2005. Correspondence has been forwarded to the Deputy’s office detailing this information.
An appeal of the decision to refuse the visa application was subsequently submitted. However, the visa appeals officer was unable to conclude that the initial decision should be overturned. Consequently, the application was refused on appeal on 7 October 2005. The appeal decision was e-mailed to the applicant on 26 October 2005 by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 609 Written Answers. Visa Applications.