Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (260)

Robert Troy

Question:

263 Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consult with the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on a visa application (details supplied). [35763/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice and Equality)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that an application from the person concerned for permission to remain in the State based on her relationship with an Irish person is currently being processed by them. In this regard, on 24 May, 2012 and again on 4 July, 2012 INIS made a request to the person's legal representative for dated documentary evidence of this relationship. No reply has been received to date, however, I understand that documentation was received on 16 July, 2012 from the Irish partner of the person in question and that INIS will be in touch with this person shortly about the application.

I shouldremind the Deputy that queries in relation to the status of individual Immigration cases may be made direct to INIS by Email using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. The service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to also seek this information through the more administratively expensive Parliamentary Questions process.