Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (795)

Bernard Durkan


795. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for regularisation of residency in the case of a person (details supplied); when passports in connection with the case will be returned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32750/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for a certificate of naturalisation has been received on behalf of the person referred to by the Deputy. The application received was submitted on an incorrect form.

The incorrect form, application fee and the original Irish and South African passports were returned to the applicant’s mother on 12 July 2019. The correct form was also included and this must be completed and returned to the INIS office along with the supporting documentation.

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