Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (450)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

450. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding residency in respect of a person (details supplied). [30163/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS, that the person concerned submitted an application on 8 April 2013 requesting permission to reside in the State as person of independent means. I am informed by INIS that the application for residency on behalf of the person mentioned by the Deputy is at the final stage. Correspondence issued to the applicant on 18 June 2013 and a reply is still awaited at this point.

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.