Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (550)

Bernard Durkan


550. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of residency/eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31556/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned is a sibling of an Irish born child of non-EEA parents born in the State prior to 1 January, 2005. The person concerned was granted temporary permission to remain in the State on stamp 4 conditions on 27 March, 2013 for an initial three year period.

It is open to any individual to lodge an application for citizenship if and when they are in a position to meet the statutory requirements as prescribed in the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 as amended.

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.