Thursday, 6 December 2018

Ceisteanna (136)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

136. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an update of stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51332/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned applied on 8 June 2017 for a residence card as a family member of an EEA national under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

On 26 February 2018, a letter issued to the individual in question advising of a number of concerns with the application and that consideration was being given to refusing the application based on those concerns.

The individual in question was invited to submit documentation and information in response to these concerns which would be considered along with all available information. A temporary Stamp 4 permission valid to 16 February 2019 was provided to the individual in question whilst the information contained in the application is verified and considered.

The application is still under consideration and I understand that a decision is imminent.

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