341. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice if she will address a matter in relation to a stamp three holder (details supplied). [48793/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): It is open to the person referred to by the Deputy to apply for a change of immigration status from Stamp 3 to Stamp 4 if they meet the criteria for doing so. Further information on the criteria for changing immigration permission, including instructions on how to change permission are available on the Immigration Service website at:
If the person concerned does not meet the criteria for a Stamp 4 permission, it may be open to them to research the student pathway. Students on Stamp 2 permission are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week, and up to a maximum of 40 hours per week during holiday periods. Further information can be found at:
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.