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Immigration Status

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 18 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Questions (138)

Bernard Durkan


138. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the spouse of a person (details supplied) can have their stamp 3 upgraded to stamp 4 in view of their spouse's status of stamp 4; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2701/18]

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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 spouse of the person in question should submit their request in writing to Unit 2, Residence Division, INIS.

When writing to Unit 2, they should include a brief outline of their history in the State and, as applicable, details of any children or other dependents.

In order to ensure the efficient processing of this request the persons concerned should include, at a minimum, full copies of all passports, marriage certificate and birth certificates as applicable. Their request will be assessed upon receipt of this information.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department 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 the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.