The individual referred to currently has a visa application under consideration. The visa application was received in the Visa Office, Abuja on 15 November 2012. A preliminary assessment of the application has been completed. Cases of this type are dealt with in chronological order and a comprehensive examination of the application referred to will take place in due course. The actual processing time for dealing with such applications can vary depending on the particular circumstances of each individual case and the type of investigation required. The nature of the application referred to by the Deputy requires more in depth consideration than straightforward 'visit' visas.
Queries in relation to general immigration matters may be made directly to 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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.