Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (216)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

216. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the position in relation to eligibility for residency status, stamp 4 or eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26255/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 25 August 2017, and, therefore, does not meet the requirements to qualify for a certificate of naturalisation.

Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the Deportation Order made in respect of them be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). Following full consideration of these representations, the Deportation Order was affirmed and notified to the person concerned in writing on 8 May 2019, to their last known address. The Deportation Order remains valid and in place and its enforcement is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

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