Written answers

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Immigration Status

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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95. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to upgrading stamp status to facilitate access to the workplace in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45936/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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The person mentioned by the Deputy made an application for permission to remain in the State as a dependent of a non-EEA national in May 2018. The person concerned was informed in writing on 20 September 2019, that the case was fully considered. The outcome of this consideration is that I have decided to grant the person concerned temporary permission to remain in the State, on Stamp 3 conditions, for one year.

The person concerned has been granted temporary permission to remain on the basis of the conditions which attach to the grant of Stamp 3 which means they may not enter employment or engage in a business or profession and that they have sufficient resources to maintain themselves and that they are not dependent on the State.

An explanation of the general conditions attaching to a particular stamp may be found on www.inis.gov.ie.

It should be noted that the person concerned is required by law under Section 9(2) (a) of the Immigration Act, 2004 to register this permission with their local Immigration Registration Officer as soon as may be. The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to Immigration Services 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 Immigration Service is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

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