I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was initially granted permission to remain in the State, on a stamp 4 basis, on 27 May, 2016. This permission was subsequently renewed with the latest permission granted up to 27 May, 2021.
I am further advised by INIS that a determination on whether the person satisfies the criteria to be granted permission to reside based on parentage of an Irish citizen child may be made upon presentation of relevant supporting documentation, to their local immigration office, such as the child's Irish passport and evidence of place of residence. It should be noted, that this option is available in circumstances where the person currently has permission to reside in the State. In circumstances where the permission has expired, the person must make an application to INIS. Further information in relation the parent of an Irish Citizen Child application process for persons who have no current immigration permission 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.