Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
118. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when stamp 4 will be updated to facilitate an application for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49634/19]
I can inform the Deputy that the person referred to submitted an application for a Residence Card under the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 (“The Regulations”) which was accepted for consideration by my Department on 03/10/2018. Processing of this application is ongoing at present.
Applications are dealt with in strict chronological order, and a decision will issue to the person concerned in due course. Although it is not possible at the present time to provide a definitive date by which a determination will be made in this case, there will be no avoidable delay in completing same.
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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the Department is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.