Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (657)

Niamh Smyth


657. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay in a person (details supplied) receiving a family permanent visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36206/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can advise the Deputy that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 7 September 2018.

Representations have been received by the Immigration Service of my Department on behalf of 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. 

This request will be considered as soon as possible.  A decision will then be made to either "affirm" or "revoke" the existing deportation order.  This decision will be communicated to the applicant in writing.  In the meantime, the deportation order remains valid and in place.

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.