118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a submission in respect of a wish to require residency status has been received in the relevant section of his Department from a person (details supplied); if further initiative is required on that person's part to expedite the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47565/17]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it is not possible to identify the person referred to by the Deputy due to the lack of detail provided. If the Deputy can provide further details such as the person's full name (if different from that already provided), their Person ID number, their GNIB Registration Number, a Passport number, and if possible a date when they submitted the request in question, I will have the matter investigated further.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail 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.