Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (226)

Niamh Smyth


226. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason for the delay for a person (details supplied) in receiving a family permanent visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38752/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 7 September 2018.

Representations were received on behalf of the person, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 199 (as amended), seeking to revoke the Deportation Order. This request will be considered as soon as possible.

The decision from the consideration of this request will be to have the existing Deportation Order 'affirmed' or 'revoked'. Once such a decision has been made, this decision will be notified 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 Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may wish to 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.