Written answers

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Residency Permits

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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250. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if a stamp 4 will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); if so, the date on which same will issue; if the process will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30890/20]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The Immigration Service of my Department has not yet received a new application for Long Term Residency permission (Stamp 4) from the person referred to by the Deputy. The previous application made in 2009 was closed in 2010 after requests for further documentation were not responded to. This person, however, currently holds a Stamp 1 permission to remain in the State valid to 2 June 2021.

Based on the information supplied, the Immigration Service of my Department is unable to advise on whether the person is eligible for Stamp 4 permission. It is open to the person concerned to submit an application for Stamp 4 to Long Term Residency Division (LOTR), Residence Division - Unit 3, Immigration Service Delivery, Department of Justice, PO Box 12079, Ireland for examination.

In order to make an application for Long Term Residency in the State the person concerned must have been legally resident in the State for a minimum of 5 years (i.e. 60 months) on work permit/work authorisation/working visa conditions. Details of the application process are available on the Immigration Service website at

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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