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Residency Permits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 16 June 2011

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Ceisteanna (166)

Bernard J. Durkan

Ceist:

167 Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current position with regard to the determination of residency and family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16090/11]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice and Equality)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to made an application for family reunification in April 2010.

The application was forwarded to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner for investigation as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. This investigation has been completed and the Commissioner forwarded a report to INIS in March of this year.

This application will be considered by INIS and a decision will issue in due course.

I should remind the Deputy that queries in relation to the status of individual Immigration cases may be made direct to INIS by Email using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. The service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek this information through the more administratively expensive Parliamentary Questions process.

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