Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (151)

Fiona O'Loughlin


151. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40749/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the application referred to by the Deputy was decided on 12 March 2019 and that the applicant was informed of the decision to refuse the application. An appeal against the decison was received in the Visa Office in Dublin on 22 May 2019.

Appeals are generally processed in the chronological order in which they are received. While every effort is made to process appeals as quickly as possible, processing times will vary having regard to the volume of appeals received, the resources available to process them, the individual complexity of the application and any subsequent appeal. It is not possible to indicate at this time when the appeal decision will be finalised.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to Immigration Service 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.

In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to the Immigration Service (visamail@justice.ie).