Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 29 April, 2008
Written Answers. - Residency Permits.
Deputy Niall Collins Deputy Niall Collins
Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position in relation to an application for residency by a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [16471/08]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan: I refer to my reply of Parliamentary Question No. 474 of the 11th of March 2008. Long term residency is an administrative scheme that was introduced in May 2004 and is focused on persons who have been legally resident in the State for over five years on the basis of work permit / work authorisation / work visa conditions. Such persons may apply to the Immigration Division of my Department for a five year residency extension. In that context they may also apply to be exempt from employment permit requirements.
While applications for long term residency are under consideration, the person concerned should ensure that their permission to remain in the State is kept up to date. I have been informed by the Immigration Division of my Department that an application for long term residency from the person referred to by the Deputy was received in July 2007. I understand that applications received in August 2006 are currently being dealt with. As soon as a decision is made on the case, the person concerned will be notified.
Dáil Éireann 653 Written Answers. Residency Permits.