To ensure that people do not fall out of permission during the Covid-19 pandemic, six automatic extensions of immigration permissions have been provided, the most recent to 20 April 2021. The renewal of permission is on the same basis as the existing permission and the same conditions attach. This automatic extension applies in the case of the person referred to by the Deputy.
The person concerned may also wish to consult my Department’s policy documents for non-EEA national students, which provides information on the pathway towards the acquisition of an Employment Permit to remain in Ireland. This information is found at: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Students.
If the person concerned believes that they have exceptional circumstances in which Ministerial discretion should be utilised to permit them to remain in the State outside of the policy, they may write to Unit 1, Domestic Residence and Permissions Division, Immigration Service Delivery, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70 with their request and supporting documentation.
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.