Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ceisteanna (251)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

251. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if appeals in respect of refusal of visa applications have been received in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16224/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I refer the Deputy to my reply to his Parliamentary Question No. 433 of 15 January, 2019 when I advised that the applications referred to were refused on appeal and the decisions communicated to the applicants on 8 January, 2019.

As an applicant is entitled to one appeal only, no further review of these applications can be undertaken. It is, however, open to the applicants to make fresh applications at any time. They should bear in mind the reasons for refusal and be in a position to address them in any new application.

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.