Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 11 March, 2008

Written Answers. - Visa Applications.

Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the visa application for a person (details supplied) who is in danger in their own country can be processed as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10387/08]

  Deputy Brian Lenihan: I am informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that the person in question made a Family Reunification application in April 2007. The application was forwarded to the Refugee Applications Commissioner for investigation as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. This investigation is completed and the Commissioner has forwarded a report to my Department. This application will be considered by my Department and a decision will issue in due course. At the present time Family Reunification applications are taking up to 24 months to process.