Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
113. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will take steps to expedite an application for residency by persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49593/19]
The persons referred to by the Deputy applied for a right of residency, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child on 27 September 2019. The Deputy will appreciate that, in the interest of fairness to all applicants, applications are dealt with in chronological order. I understand that the applications are under consideration at present and my Department will be in contact with the persons concerned in due course.
Permission to remain in the State for parents of Irish Citizen Children may be granted where the applicant can show that they are playing an active role in the life of the Irish Citizen Child. The child must also be residing continuously in Ireland. If the persons concerned are granted permission as the parents of an Irish Citizen Child, the child will need to attend the Immigration Service when their parent is registering their permission to reside in the State.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.