Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (271)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

271. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of requests to get an earlier appointment with INIS for a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that the date they have received is past the expiry date of their present visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49872/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that the onus rests with all applicants to secure their own appointments and apply to have their permission renewed in good time. The person referred to by the Deputy has an appointment with the Registration Office on 6th January 2020. Unfortunately, my Department is not in a position to facilitate the person concerned with an earlier appointment on this occasion.

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.