Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (785)

Bernard Durkan


785. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32735/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it received a request for permission to remain in the State, on a stamp 4 basis, as the parent of an Irish citizen child on 17 November, 2017. I understand that INIS wrote to the person concerned on 13 December, 2017 in relation to the granting of permission to reside in the State on stamp 4 conditions until 13 December, 2020.

I also understand, however, that it would appear that the person concerned has failed to comply with an obligation to register the permission to reside with their local immigration office.  I am further advised that is open to the person concerned to write to Unit 4, Domestic Residence and Permissions Division, INIS, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 in relation to their failure to register the permission to reside.  It is also open to them to set out the circumstances of their dependent children and INIS will consider the matter in detail.

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.