Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (112)

Bernard Durkan


112. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when naturalisation will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); if stamp 4 can be renewed as a first stage towards naturalisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40378/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I have been informed by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person concerned was the holder of an immigration permission valid until 21 October 2016. Their permission to remain in the State has now expired.

I am further informed that the Immigration Service wrote to the person concerned on 25 October 2016 and advised that all applications for permission to remain in the State from a non-EEA national, on the basis of parentage of an Irish citizen child, must be submitted on the appropriate form to the Immigration Service.  No such application has been received in this case.

It remains open to the person concerned to submit an application. Any such applications must be made in writing using the application form available from the immigration website (

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. his 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, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited