Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (213)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

213. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in determination of eligibility for naturalisation and or stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26063/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

An application for residence in this State as a family member of an EU citizen was submitted by the person concerned on 12 September 2019 under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 and EU Directive 2004/38/EC.

This application is still under consideration. To be fair to all applicants, applications are dealt with in chronological order, and a decision will issue to the person concerned in due course. Although it is not possible at the present time to provide a definitive date by which a determination will be made in this case, there will be no avoidable delay in completing same. A letter was issued on 21 September 2020, to the person concerned granting them a temporary extension to their permission up to 11 April 2021.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS 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 is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.