Thursday, 2 December 2021
Department of Justice and Equality
160. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality when visa applications in the case of the family of a person (details supplied) will issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [59522/21]
The persons referred to by the Deputy created an online Join Family (Non-EEA national) visa applications on 29 March 2021. The supporting documentation and fees were received on 10 May 2021 in the Abuja Visa Office.
Processing of these applications is ongoing at present. As each application is examined on it's own merits, my Department is unable to give an exact timeframe for their completion. However, the applicants can be assured that there will be no avoidable delay in finalising their application. They will be contacted in writing as soon as decisions have been reached.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.