Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (701)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

701. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied). [36648/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I understand that an application for naturalisation from the person concerned was deemed ineligible as the Statutory Declaration, which forms a solemn and fundamental part of the prescribed application form, was not fully completed.  The importance of both signing and dating the Statutory Declaration is highlighted in the guidelines attached to the application form.

It is open to the person concerned to submit a further application with all of the completed documentation, for consideration.

Detailed information on Irish citizenship and naturalisation, as well as the relevant application forms, is available on the website of the Immigration Service at www.inis.gov.ie.  The website also contains guidance on how to complete an application form, along with an on-line naturalisation residency calculator, which may be helpful to establish if a person meets the statutory residency requirements. 

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