Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (381)

Regina Doherty

Question:

381. Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide clarity on the length of time a residency application is taking in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11277/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned has sought a right of residency in the State, accompanied by a right to work, based on the principles set out in the Zambrano Judgment. Some information and documentation was requested from the person concerned before a decision could be made in his case. This documentation has now been received and a decision should be made in this case in the near future. Once a decision has been made, this decision and the consequences of the decision will be conveyed in writing to the person concerned.

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.