Written answers

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Department of Justice and Equality

Visa Applications

Photo of Chris AndrewsChris Andrews (Dublin Bay South, Sinn Fein)
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1395. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a stamp 5 visa; when they can expect a decision on the case; and if the matter will be expedited given it is required to renew their driving licence which has expired. [40763/21]

Photo of James BrowneJames Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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An application for a Stamp 5 “Without Condition As To Time” endorsement was received from the person referred to by the Deputy on 12 July 2021.The processing of this application is ongoing and the customer will be contacted by my Department once a decision has been made.

In the interests of fairness, all applications are processed in chronological order of receipt. While my Department endeavours to process applications as quickly as possible, processing times may vary due to a number of factors, including the number of applications on hand, the complexity of the individual application and whether or not further information is required. The Deputy will wish to be aware that Stamp 5 applications are currently taking a minimum of 6 months to process.

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 at INISOireachtasMail@justice.ie, 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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in the cases where the response is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.


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