Written answers

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Department of Justice and Equality

Naturalisation Applications

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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126. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when the case for naturalisation will be concluded in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49642/19]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I can inform the Deputy that the person referred to does not have an application for naturalisation with my Department at this time.

It is open to any individual to lodge an application for a certificate of naturalisation if and when they are in a position to meet the statutory requirements as prescribed in the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended.

Full details of the eligibility criteria and extensive guidelines are available on the Immigration Service website at

The person concerned currently has permission to remain in the State on stamp 4 conditions until 16th June 2020.

As a holder of stamp 4 permission, the person concerned can take up employment without the need of an employment permit. They can work in a profession, subject to conditions of the relevant professional or other bodies, can establish and operate a business and may access state funds and services as determined by Government departments or agencies.

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.


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