Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (204)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

204. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 179 of 24 January 2013, wherein indication was given to the effect that documents were awaited from the applicant which it is understood has been replied to and complied with in full, if it is now possible to proceed with the determination of eligibility in respect of visa applications in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18144/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the application to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of processing.

Necessary information from an outside agency, of which the family is aware, is awaited by INIS in order to make a decision.

Once this information is received a decision will be made without delay.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be directed 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.