297. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if updated stamp 4 or the extension of residency status will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27458/19]


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 referred to by the Deputy held permission to remain in the State on the basis of marriage to an Irish national and that permission expired on 28 June, 2019.
I understand the person must contact INIS to request further permission to reside. I also understand that it remains open to the person concerned to write to the Spouse of Irish National Unit, Residence Division, Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service, PO Box 12695, Dublin 2 or by email at and provide information and documentary evidence of any change in personal circumstances.
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.