169. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all necessary documentation requested has been supplied in the case of a person (details supplied); when it is expected an evaluation of same will be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6610/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy has entered the final stage of processing. A letter issued to the person concerned on 08 August 2017 requesting him to submit the prescribed certificate fee and other documents. No further processing of the application can take place pending receipt of a response to this letter.
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.