Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (437)

Bernard Durkan


437. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or proposed residency status/eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30054/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS that there is no record of a Family Reunification application in respect of the person referred to by the Deputy. I am further informed by INIS that the person referred to as a relative of the person in question by the Deputy is not a refugee and is therefore not entitled to make a Family Reunification application on behalf of the person in question. The person in question currently has no permission to reside in the state and does not fulfil the statutory criteria necessary for naturalisation.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases 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.