Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Justice and Equality
441. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when a joint family long stay visa will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3814/20]
A visa application for the person referred to was lodged on 21 October 2019 to the Irish Embassy in Dar-es-Salaam.
The application is currently being examined and a decision will issue in due course. While it is not possible to give a definitive time-frame as to when the application will be finalised, the Visa Office offers its assurance that there will be no avoidable delay in having this application brought to finality.
While every effort is made to process such applications as soon as possible, processing times will vary having regard to the volume and complexity of applications, the possible need for the Visa Office to investigate, inquire into, or seek further information in relation to certain applications. Applications are generally processed in chronological order (i.e. based on date order of receipt).
Applicants are advised not to pay for airline or other travel tickets without first having been issued with a visa.
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.