204. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53917/17]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I refer to my previous response to the Deputy on 28 September, 2017 in relation to this issue. I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that INIS has no record of correspondence since then in relation to the person's current circumstances. I am further informed that it remains open to the person concerned to contact INIS directly in the matter.
Response to Parliamentary Question 41129/17 of 28 September 2017
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for residence in this State as a family member of an EU citizen was submitted by the person concerned on 5 January 2015. I am informed that the person concerned did not meet the criteria.
On 13 July 2015, INIS granted the person permission to reside in this State for one year under Stamp 4 conditions. INIS informed the person that further extension of that permission may be granted by the relevant local immigration officer subject to the applicant providing a valid passport and providing evidence of employment or self-sufficiency at that stage.
I am informed by INIS that when the person attended her local immigration office to seek the further permission it was declined, as the person did not appear to meet the required conditions. I understand that the person was advised to contact INIS directly in relation to the matter. INIS has no record of correspondence from the person concerned to date.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using Oireachtas Mail facility, which has been specifically established for this purpose. The 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