352. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in determining a request for a change of status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9385/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for renewal of residency in the State arising from a change of circumstances was received from the person concerned on 5 January 2015. Further documentation was requested by INIS on 29 January 2015 and received on 18 February 2015. The application is currently receiving attention and it is expected that a decision will issue shortly.
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.