Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (102)

John Brassil


102. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a travel document by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39217/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am informed by the Immigration Service of my Department that the travel document application for the person referred to by the Deputy has been completed and the document is currently awaiting printing by the Passport Office in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Printing of travel document booklets is done on behalf of the Immigration Service by the Passport Office and therefore the time-frame for this process is not within the control of my Department. However, I am advised that the current period for this type of process is approximately one month.

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 from the Immigration Service is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.