Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (238)

James Lawless


238. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice the status of a visa application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7598/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The person referred to by the Deputy applied for a right of residency, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child on 19 March 2020. The application is one of a large number of applications on hand and in the interest of fairness to all applicants, applications are dealt with in chronological order. If any further information or documentation is required, my Department will be in direct contact with the applicant.

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 from my Department is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.