Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (265)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

265. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when Stamp 4 will be updated and naturalisation considered in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49387/12]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person in question has permission to remain in the State on Stamp 4 conditions until 13 November 2016 on the basis of her marriage to an Irish national. Detailed information surrounding any possible entitlement to Irish Citizenship through the Naturalisation process in respect of the person concerned can be obtained from the INIS website at "www.inis.gov.ie". It remains open to the person concerned to make an application for Irish Citizenship under the Naturalisation process should they feel that they meet the requirements for same.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.