Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (266)

Brendan Ryan


266. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16392/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that visa appeals were received in the Visa Office in Dublin on 26 February, 2019.

Appeals are processed in the chronological order in which they are received.  While every effort is made to process applications as soon as possible, processing times will vary having regard to  the volume of appeals received, the resources available to process them and the complexity of the application and subsequent appeal.  Processing times may also vary where a detailed assessment of family rights under the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights is required.  In the circumstances, therefore, I cannot at this time give a definitive date as to when these particular appeals will be finalised.

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 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.