Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (133)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

133. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when stamp 4 will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51329/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that there is no record of a request from the person concerned for permission to reside in the State.

I am further advised that it would appear that the person concerned is resident in the State as the holder of an employment permit from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI). If the person holds a Critical Skills Employment Permit it is open to them to consult with DBEI to determine whether they meet that Department's criteria for a change to Stamp 4. In circumstances where the person concerned obtains the relevant 'Support Letter' from DBEI, they may attend their local Immigration Office with a view to completing the relevant immigration process for registration of permission to reside in this State on Stamp 4 conditions.

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.