Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (538)

Tom Fleming


538. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will expedite an application for a certificate of naturalisation in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5477/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that the application has entered the final stage of processing and I intend to grant citizenship. A letter has issued to the person referred to by the Deputy asking him to submit the prescribed fee and other documents. When the fee and documentation has been received, the person concerned will be invited in due course to attend a citizenship ceremony, at which he will make a declaration of fidelity to the Irish Nation and loyalty to the State and receive his certificate of 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.