Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (717)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

717. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38057/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person concerned was granted permission to enter and reside in the state as a beneficiary under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) Humanitarian Admissions Programme (known as IHAP). The person arrived in Ireland on 7 May 2020 and is required to register their immigration permission with their local Immigration Office. On production of the required documents, they will be granted a stamp 4 permission for 3 years duration, which is renewable.

The Registration Office in Burgh Quay closed to the public on 22 October 2020 following the introduction of Level 5 restrictions under the Government’s Framework for Living with Covid-19. The decision was taken in line with public health guidelines, for the safety of our customers and staff. First-time registrations require the taking of fingerprints and therefore cannot be done online. The Office will reopen as soon as Level 5 restrictions are lifted and appointments will be available to people living in the Dublin area who are required to register for the first time.

Question No. 718 answered with Question No. 711.