Written answers

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Visa Applications

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill (Dún Laoghaire, Fine Gael)
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156. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the timeline for an application for a visa by a person (details supplied) whose partner is an Irish national; when a decision will be made on the application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37268/20]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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Based on the details provided by the Deputy, there is no record of an application, or a request, from the person concerned for permission to remain in the State since their last permission expired on 12 May 2019. If more information can be provided, my officials will be happy to re-examine the Deputy's request. 

The person concerned is advised to write to the Immigration Service of my Department and request to regularise their position in the State. When submitting their request, they should outline their current circumstances, the date of their arrival in the State. They should also enclose a copy of their passport, along with any documentation that they believe will support their case. The application should be submitted, via registered post, to Residence Division - Unit 2, Immigration Service, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70. 

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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