Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Department of Justice and Equality

Visa Applications

Photo of Seán SherlockSeán Sherlock (Cork East, Labour)
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84. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a holiday visa in respect of a person (details supplied). [2103/17]

Photo of Frances FitzgeraldFrances Fitzgerald (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the visa application referred to was refused by the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi on 8 September, 2016. The decision was communicated to the applicant who was advised that an appeal could be submitted up to two months following the visa refusal. No such appeal was submitted.

It is open to the applicant to submit a fresh visa application at any time. However she should bear in mind the original refusal reasons communicated to her and be in a position to address these in a new application.

The Deputy may wish to note that 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.

In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to INIS (visamail@justice.ie).


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