123. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a person's (details supplied) residency visa will be renewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47570/17]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised 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 date of birth, their Person ID number, their GNIB Registration Number, a Passport number, and if possible a date when they submitted their request, 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. T he 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.