Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (337)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

466 Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when a decision will be taken in relation to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 who appears to fulfil all the criteria in relation to their residency application; if there is a means of fast tracking such applications where the person is married to an Irish citizen; and if a decision will be made as soon as possible in this case. [3256/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

An application for permission to remain in the State based on marriage to an Irish national was received from the person concerned in November 2003. Applications of this type are dealt with in strict chronological order and currently take approximately ten to 11 months to process. Applications received in February 2003 are currently being finalised.