325. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 389 of 6 April 2016 and the status of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare, the information still outstanding, notwithstanding the submission of additional documentation on 1 February 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6762/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a copy of correspondence, outlining what documentation and information were required to further this application, was re-issued to the person mentioned by the Deputy on 15 February 2016. To date, the Residence Division of INIS is still awaiting the information and documentation requested.
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.