Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (545)

Jack Wall

Question:

545. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding a visa application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5541/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person mentioned by the Deputy made an application for permission to remain in the State based on her de facto relationship with an Irish national. The application was submitted on 25 November 2013. All applications are dealt with in chronological order and this application will be receiving attention shortly.

The Deputy may wish to note that 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 established specifically 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.