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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107. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the likely residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45948/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I must advise the Deputy that, based on the information provided, there is no immigration application currently with my Department in respect of the person referred to. While I am therefore unable to provide information on the specific case, I can advise that an application for a work permit must be made to my colleague the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. I understand that such an application must be made from outside the State.

I must also advise that if the person referred to is in the State without a current residency permission they should immediately contact my Department to determine what options might be open to them to regularise their status.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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108. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the position regarding the residency status and consideration for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45949/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I must inform the Deputy that, based on the information provided, my Department could find no immigration record of the person referred to.

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

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