Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (622)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

622. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [35822/19]

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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 New Delhi on 12th June 2019. A subsequent appeal was unsuccessful and the original decision upheld. This was communicated to the applicant, along with the refusal reasons on 28th August 2019.

Only one appeal is permitted per application.  However, it remains open to the applicant to make a fresh application. If such an application is made, the applicant should bear in mind the refusal reasons communicated to him and be in a position to address those reasons in any new application.

The Deputy may wish to note that 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 Immigration Service is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.  In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to the Immigration Service (visamail@justice.ie).