351. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to regularise the residency status of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if she will update the person's stamp 4 card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7185/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned currently holds an immigration permission which expires on 21 July, 2016. It is open to the person concerned to contact their local Garda registration office for a further renewal period, two weeks in advance of this date.
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 .