193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the residency position in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5400/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a letter of application for residence in the State as a family member of an EU citizen was submitted on behalf of the persons concerned on 05/01/2015. However the relevant EU1 application forms were not submitted at that time and the persons concerned were requested by letters dated 22/01/2014 and 28/01/2015 to submit the completed EU1 application forms together with the necessary documentation in support of their applications. Officials in INIS have advised they are not aware of any conflicting requests in this regard. As the Deputy has been previously advised it is incumbent on applicants to co-operate with any request for supporting documentation which is a key part of the application.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.