Written answers

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Department of Justice and Equality

Family Reunification

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding an application for family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57644/12]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy made a Family Reunification application in April 2011.

The application was forwarded to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. The investigation was completed in December 2011 and a report was forwarded to INIS.

I am further informed by INIS that the application is currently under consideration, that a letter issued by INIS to the legal representatives of the person in question on 16th May 2012 and a response was received by INIS on 25th July 2012 advising that they would inform INIS of their client's instructions. To date no further correspondence has been received.

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


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