Written answers

Tuesday, 9 April 2024

Department of Justice and Equality

Visa Applications

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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873. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if visa applications will be expedited for persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14256/24]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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I am happy to inform the Deputy that following full consideration by a Visa Officer the Visa applications referred to were granted on 28 March 2024.

Entry into the State is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the port of entry. The onus is on the individuals to have all documentation relating to their reasons for entering Ireland for presentation to the Immigration Officer to gain entry. The Immigration Officer may grant leave to enter to a maximum period of three months. They may, depending on the documentation presented, refuse entry to the state or grant a lesser period than three months.

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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