283. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for a stamp 3 visa by a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6350/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that INIS is considering the matter and will write to the people concerned in the coming weeks.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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.