Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (217)

Bernard Durkan


217. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the position regarding residency or an extension to the current visa in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26256/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

In April 2019, as an exceptional measure, the person referred to was granted a further period of permission (10 months), subject to certain conditions. They were advised of this by letter dated 2 April 2019, and informed that this permission could not be extended by local immigration. They were further advised to contact the Immigration Service of my Department a few weeks prior to the expiry of their permission and to furnish a number of documents with a request for further permission, namely;

- Copy of passport (all pages) and Proof of address (for example, tenancy agreement/rental book);

- Evidence of employment (for example, recent payslips and contract of employment) or self-sufficiency;

- Proof of finances (for example, bank statements for a period of not less than 3 months); and

- Evidence of medical insurance for the person concerned and their dependants and payment of same.

The Immigration Service has not received the requested documents and the individual concerned should write to the EU Treaty Rights Unit without delay. Any queries can also be made directly to EU Treaty Rights Unit at:

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