Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (120)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

120. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which appropriate immigration stamp status may be offered to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9249/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I refer the Deputy to my previous response to Parliamentary Question No. 3891/18 on 25 January 2018, and thank him for providing some additional details as then requested. However, despite this, I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it is still not possible to identify the person concerned.

From the details provided, it would appear that the person in question may never have had permission to remain in the State. If it is the case that the person in question has not engaged with the immigration service already they should do so as soon as possible.

In this regard and to allow for a full examination of their circumstances, the person concerned should be advised to write directly to Unit 2, Residence Division, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 supplying the following documentation in relation to themselves, and as applicable, in relation to any spouse or children that might be currently in the State.

1. Full copy of their passport/s

2. Copy of their GNIB card/s

3. Copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)

4. Brief outline of their history in the State to include when and where they entered the State as well as a brief outline of their current circumstances.

5. Their current address.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of 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 the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.