Written answers

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Department of Justice and Equality

Family Reunification

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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271. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if an application for family reunification might be considered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57231/22]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The person referred currently does not have any open Join Family visa application with my Department. Long Stay Join Family visa applications are processed in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Policy Document on Non-EEA Family Reunification. This policy document may be accessed at the following link:

www.irishimmigration.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Policy-document-on-Non-EEA-family-reunification.pdf

If the person concerned wishes to make a Join Family visa application they can do so online at:

www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx.

I can further inform the Deputy that the person referred to created an on-line Study visa application on the 21October 2022. If the applicant wishes to proceed with their Study application they should click “submit” and print a copy of their “Summary Form”.

The summary form contains some of the information the applicant has entered. It will also contain instructions on what they are required to do next in order to submit their documentation and pay the relevant fee. The instructions will differ depending on which country they are applying from.

The applicant should lodge the summary form together with the relevant fee and supporting documentation with the Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office as soon as possible. The applicant should make sure that the supporting documentation is as up to date as possible. Only upon receipt of the necessary documentation & fee, can the visa application be processed further.

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 (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 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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