Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (595)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

595. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) that was awarded stamp 4 status but is still awaiting an appointment to register; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35399/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that when the person concerned attended their recent appointment with the Immigration Registration Office in Dublin, they provided an out of date permission letter. They were advised by the Registration Office that they should re-apply to my Department for further permission.

As previously advised in their original permission letter dated 17 September 2018, future renewals of the permission to remain should be applied for four weeks in advance of the permission expiring to the Acknowledgement Unit, Repatriation Division, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.

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.