Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (790)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

790. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32740/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned made an application on 4  June, 2019 for permission to remain as the dependant spouse of a general work permit holder. The Deputy will appreciate that applications are dealt with in chronological order. I understand that the application is currently under consideration and the person concerned will be contacted by INIS in due course.

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.