Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (698)

Bernard Durkan


698. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) can obtain an appointment with the person's local immigration officer before 25 September 2019 in view of the fact that the period for ratification of the person's stamp 4 will have expired within the next ten days; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36607/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person referred to by the Deputy lives outside of Dublin.  The Immigration Service is responsible for the registration of non-EEA nationals who live in Dublin city or county, while An Garda Síochána are responsible for the registration of non-EEA nationals living anywhere else in the State.

The person concerned must contact their local Garda Registration Office to make an appointment to renew their registration.  In the case of this individual, their local Registration Office is Leixlip Garda station.

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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.