I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that there is no record of an application having been received in relation to the person referred to by the Deputy.
It is open to any individual to lodge an application to the Immigration Service outlining the particular circumstances of their case. The person concerned should write directly to Residence Division, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2. In their correspondence, they should provide sufficient biographical information to allow them to be identified and should set out the details of their case. Information on the different application types, qualifying criteria, and the required documentation are available to view on the website (www.inis.gov.ie). This may be of assistance when preparing their correspondence.
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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.