335. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Justice if she will grant a visitor’s visa in respect of a person (details supplied) to visit with their ill child; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53794/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The visa application referred to by the Deputy was refused by the Visa Office in New Delhi on 13 October 2021. The reasons for this decision were set out in the refusal letter sent to the applicants at that time.
To date, no appeal of this decision has been received by the Visa Office. An appeal must be submitted within 2 months of the date on the letter of refusal.
All visa applicants are advised that the onus is on them to provide as much information in support of their application as they feel is necessary. Guidelines in this regard are posted on the Irish Immigration website ( When making an appeal, the applicant should take into account the reasons for refusal listed in the refusal letter. The appeal should include any further information or additional documentation they wish to have considered. Full consideration will be given to any appeal received on behalf of the applicant, however the onus is on applicant to satisfy the Visa Officer that a visa should be granted.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.