Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (605)

Michael Healy-Rae


605. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a visa application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35597/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the visa application referred to was refused by the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi. The applicant was advised of the reasons for the refusal by letter dated 27 August 2019. 

The applicant was also advised that the decision could be appealed within two months.  No appeal has yet been received in the Abu Dhabi Visa Office.  Should the applicant wish to appeal the decision, they should address the reasons for refusal in any appeal and submit any information or documentation that they wish the Visa Appeals Officer at the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi to consider.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to Immigration Services 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.  

In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail visa queries directly to