Thursday, 28 November 2019
Department of Justice and Equality
I am informed that Join Family visa applications were received on 3 May, 2018 in respect of the persons referred to by the Deputy. These applications were subsequently refused by my Department and the reasons were outlined to the persons concerned in letters which issued on 9 October, 2019. The applicants were also advised that the decision could be appealed within two months. There is no record of any appeals being received to date.
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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.