Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (793)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

793. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32748/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State on a stamp 4 basis as the parent of an Irish citizen child on 1 March, 2002. The permission was subsequently renewed with the latest permission granted up to 21 July, 2016 by the Garda National Immigration Bureau. 

I am further informed that representations were received from the person concerned on 23 January, 2018.  INIS was in contact with the person concerned on 11 October, 2018 seeking supporting documentary evidence, however, INIS has no record of a response. I understand it remains open to the person concerned to provide the required information and the application will be given detailed consideration by INIS.

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.