Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (199)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

199. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected status of residency and-or eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45479/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned has current permission to remain in the State up to 21st December, 2013. The person concerned has applied for the renewal of this permission to remain. This application will be considered in the near future. Once a decision has been made in this application, this decision will be conveyed in writing to the person concerned. I am advised by the Citizenship Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that no application for a Certificate of Naturalisation has been received from the person concerned.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department 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.