Written answers

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Residency Permits

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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163. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the grounds on which a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 was detained by French police in respect of which they must attend court proceedings there in 2014; if the nature of the circumstances affects their residency status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53530/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of my Department that the person referred to by the Deputy was granted refugee status in this State on 20 March 2002. The issue of legal proceedings in France is a matter between the person concerned and the French authorities and until such time as those proceedings are concluded it would be inappropriate to comment further.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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164. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the outstanding information required to determine residency entitlement in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53531/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person in question has no application for residency pending with INIS and is currently registered in the State under Stamp 3 conditions valid up until 09 July 2014.

An application for residency in the State on the basis of family dependency of an Irish national under Stamp 4 conditions in respect of the person concerned was refused on 19 November 2013 because requested supporting documentation was not fully provided. It remains open to the person concerned to submit a new application to INIS if and when they are in a position to provide the requisite supporting documentation.

The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been established specifically 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

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