Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (239)

Mary Butler


239. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) can be facilitated with a partnership visa application before their current residency permit expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39547/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person concerned has an ongoing application for permission to remain in the State based on her De Facto relationship with an Irish national. I am further advised that the person concerned holds temporary permission to remain, which is due to expire on 22 November 2019. 

My Department is currently dealing with De Facto applications received in April 2019. It is envisaged that the De Facto application of the person concerned would be finalised before the expiry of her temporary permission to remain.  

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.