Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (538)

Bernard Durkan


538. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the information on the file of a person (details supplied) will be updated in accordance with the facts in view of the fact they returned to their homeland before a deportation order was put into effect and have made an application for a visa to re-enter in order to rejoin their spouse; if the relevant section of his Department will recognise their situation; if they will be permitted to re-join their spouse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34790/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 20 June 2002. 

Requests were received from the person concerned, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked.  Following the detailed consideration of the information submitted in support of the request, the Deportation Order was affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post dated 9 November 2017. 

It is open to the person concerned to submit further representations requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).  However, I wish to make clear that such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful.  To date no such further representations have been received in this case.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service 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 Immigration Service is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.