Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (226)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

226. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if an application for a visa by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13175/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the application referred to was refused on the 1 November 2017, and the applicant was advised accordingly. The applicant was also advised of their right to appeal the decision but an appeal was not submitted.

While it is open to any visa required national to apply for a visa for any purpose, each visa application is considered on its individual merits.  In assessing any application, the Visa Officer will have regard to all of the information available to them including any previous applications made. The onus rests at all times with the applicant to satisfy the Visa Officer that any visa sought should be granted.  Guidelines on the application process including details of the required supporting documentation can be found on the INIS website (www.inis.gov.ie).

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.

In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to visamail@justice.ie.