Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (281)

Bernard Durkan


281. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); if their case can be examined under humanitarian grounds having regard to the welfare of them and their children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37257/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, if an application for international protection has been made in the State, for confidentiality reasons it is not the practice to comment on such applications.  The applicant or their legal representative should contact either the International Protection Office (IPO) or the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) directly, as appropriate.

The IPO may be contacted either by email to info@ipo.gov.ie, by telephone to the IPO Customer Service Centre at 01 6028008 or in writing to Customer Service Centre, International Protection Office, 79-83 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. The International Protection Appeals Tribunal may be contacted either by email to info@protectionappeals.ie, by telephone at 01-4748400 (or Lo-Call 1890 201 458), or in writing to Corporate Services Division, The International Protection Appeals Tribunal, 6-7 Hanover Street East, Dublin D02 W320.

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