Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (397)

Joe Higgins

Ceist:

397. Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the process in place for deportation orders that are issued in the post and are returned undelivered; and the number of deportation orders issued in 2011, 2012 and 2013 that were undelivered. [11550/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that all Deportation Orders are issued to a person's last known address as notified to my Department by the individual applicant. My Department is not always notified of a change of applicant address and this sometimes leads to post being returned undelivered. However, the Deputy should note that the onus is on the applicant to ensure that they notify my Department when they change address.

Any Deportation Order issued to a last known address remains valid and will, when returned undelivered, be retained on the individual applicant's file and can be served to the new address when one becomes available. Records are not maintained of the number of undelivered Deportation Orders.