Thursday, 14 November 2019

Ceisteanna (92)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

92. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in regard to residency and an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47009/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I must inform the Deputy that my Department has no record of an application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy.

In relation to residency, the person concerned is the subject of a valid Deportation Order signed on 17 October 2009. Representations were received from the person concerned, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked including information regarding the person's marriage.  Following the detailed consideration of the information submitted in support of the request, the Deportation Order was affirmed and notified to the person concerned by letter dated 19 September, 2018. 

As the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order they are obliged to remove themselves from the State and to remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. 

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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.