Thursday, 28 September 2017

Questions (123)

Bernard Durkan


123. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position with regard to the determination of eligibility for long-term residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41131/17]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for residency in the State arising from marriage to an Irish national was received from the person concerned on 20 March 2017. Applications of this kind, in fairness to all other such applicants, are dealt with in chronological order.  INIS will be in contact with this individual in due course. It should be noted that marriage to an Irish national does not confer an automatic right of residence in the State.

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.