338. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for residency status and updated stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28016/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that there is no record of a request from the person concerned for permission to reside in the State on Stamp 4 conditions.
I understand that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State on a temporary basis on Stamp 1 conditions on 15 January, 2019, for 6 months to facilitate an intended application to the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation for an employment permit. I also understand that if the person concerned wishes to make a further request for permission to remain in the State they may do so by writing to Unit 2, Domestic Residence and Permissions Division, INIS, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
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.