Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Questions (641)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

641. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the determination of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4197/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

It has been noted on the applicant's file that she cannot provide a mortgage statement/residential tenancy agreement. Correspondence issued to the applicant in November 2020, requesting additional documents as proof of residency. Once these documents have been received the application will continue to be processed by the Immigration Service of my Department. The onus is on the applicant to submit sufficient proof of residence with their application.

A list of documents that can be used as proof of residency are detailed on the Citizenship website at https://www.irishimmigration.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Proofs-of-residence.pdf.

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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in the cases where the response is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.