Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (411)

Bernard Durkan


411. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to update residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15085/14]

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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 referred to by the Deputy arrived in the State on 27/08/2012 and was granted permission to be in the State as a student. Her most recent permissions on a "stamp 2" basis expired on 26/08/2013. She does not have an application pending with INIS. This person is advised to examine the new student pathway on the Department's website www.inis.gov.ie.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by email 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 email service except in cases where the response from INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.