Written answers

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Leave to Remain

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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805. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason an application by a person (details supplied) has taken an excessive length of time to process; the further reason they did not receive a leave to remain form for one year; the status of the person; the time frame for the matter to be resolved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18829/20]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Following the refusal of their application for international protection, the person concerned was issued with a notification of intention to deport in October 2019 under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). Subsequently, the person concerned submitted written representations in response to that notification for leave to remain.

These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation, in advance of a final decision being made.

This case is amongst many to be considered at present and, as such, it is not possible at this point in time to provide a specific indication as to when the case will be finalised. However, the person concerned can be assured that there will be no avoidable delay in having their case brought to finality.

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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