107. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) can upgrade their residency status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24724/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person's current permission to reside in the State expires on 30 September 2019. I am further informed that no request has been received from the person concerned in relation to a renewal or change in their immigration permission. I understand, however, that it is open to the person concerned to write to Residence Division Unit 1, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, Department of Justice and Equality, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70, Ireland and provide documentary evidence of their residence and current activities in the State.
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.