Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (158)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

158. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a deportation order has been revoked in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23881/14]

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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 concerned is not, and has never been, the subject of a Deportation Order. This being the case, the issue of having a Deportation Order revoked does not arise. However, I can advise the Deputy that the person concerned, having no valid basis to remain in the State, was, by letter dated 4th April, 2014, issued with a notification under Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). This communication advised the person concerned of the proposal to make a Deportation Order in respect of them and advised them of the options open to them as a result which were to leave the State voluntarily, to consent to the making of a Deportation Order or to submit written representations setting out the reasons why they should not have a Deportation Order made against them.

In the event that the person concerned has left the State, they must submit documentary evidence to confirm this position. Such documentary evidence would take the form of a clearly legible re-entry stamp on their passport and copies of airline tickets to reflect the dates of departure from Ireland and arrival in their country of origin. Such documentary evidence can be addressed to INIS' Repatriation Division, Dept. of Justice & Equality, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. Upon receipt of documentary evidence of the nature described above, the immigration case of the person concerned can be further considered.

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.