The person concerned made an application for a certificate of naturalisation on 10 May 2018 and submitted their national passport. Correspondence issued to the applicant's solicitor on 26 February 2019, advising that the passport was subject to examination and verification procedures.
The checks involved identified a possible issue with the passport submitted by the applicant and it is therefore subject to further investigation. The solicitor, for the applicant, was advised that my Department will revert to them on completion of the relevant investigation.
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.