297. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the situation faced by a person (details supplied) who is unable to work due to an issue related to a visa; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40097/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS, of my Department that a request from the person concerned for permission to reside in the State was received on 6 June, 2018.
The Deputy will appreciate that applications are dealt with in chronological order. I am also informed that any information and documentary evidence provided will be taken into consideration and INIS will be in contact with the person concerned, in writing, in due course.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by email 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 from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.