Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (628)

Bernard Durkan


628. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice if she will provide details of the procedure to be followed to update stamp residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) who is unable to update a passport due to Covid-19 pandemic; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6757/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

An application for a renewal of an Atypical Working Scheme visa on behalf of the person referred to by the Deputy was received by my department on 12 June 2020. To date, the application fee of €250.00 has not been received.

The requirement for this fee is legislated under Statutory Instrument No. 324 of 2013. No application can be deemed to be accepted until this fee has been paid and evidence of the payment is provided to my Department.

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.