Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (208)

Tom Fleming


208. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will examine a naturalisation application in respect of a person (details supplied); if he will expedite the application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35653/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person referred to by the Deputy has not made an application for naturalisation.

The immigration status of the person concerned remains essentially the same as set out in my reply to the Deputy's question of Tuesday 11th June 2013 (PQ No. 731 of 11th June, 2013).

In February, 2013, the person concerned made an application for permission to remain in the State on the basis of his marriage to an Irish national. Such applications are dealt with in chronological order and I am advised that INIS are currently processing applications received in January 2013.

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.