814. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Justice if she has received work visa applications in respect of persons (details supplied) who have work permits; and when such visa applications will be determined. [21546/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Heather Humphreys): I can confirm that no visa applications have been received by the Visa Division of my Department in respect of the persons referred to by the Deputy.
To come to Ireland to work, a person would need an employment permit, which is processed by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE): https://enterprise.gov.ie/en.
In addition to the employment permit, a visa-required person must also have an Irish visa prior to seeking entry to the State. Therefore, a visa-required person should wait until the employment permit has been issued to them by DETE before they apply for the appropriate employment visa.
Upon creating an on-line visa application, the summary sheet must be printed and signed by the applicant and then submitted to the relevant visa office, along with supporting documentation and the relevant fee, within 30 days. Only upon receipt of the necessary documentation and fee, can the visa application be processed.
Visa applications must be made using the on-line AVATS facility at: www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome2.aspx.
If the persons referred to by the Deputy have been issued Employment Permits from DETE it is open to them to submit an application for an Employment Visa.