Written answers

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Department of Justice and Equality

Family Reunification

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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117. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 199 of 19 April 2018, if family reunification will be updated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18493/18]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a valid Deportation Order made on 20 June 2002. Persons subject to a Deportation Order are obliged to remove themselves from the State and to remain out of the State.

Representations were received from the person concerned, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked. Following the detailed consideration of the information submitted in support of the request, including all representations made around family reunification, the Deportation Order was affirmed on 9 November 2017.

The Deputy should note that having checked records in INIS, that there are no outstanding Family Reunification applications in respect of the person concerned. It is for the person concerned to provide relevant documentary evidence to support his claim that he is outside the State. This will enable the relevant INIS and Garda National Immigration Bureau records to be updated.

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


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