105. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the child of a person (details supplied) can join them with the other parent from another EU country with regard to the health of the child; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24722/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the visa appeal for the adult person referred to by the Deputy was received in the Visa Office in Dublin on 18 April 2019.
I understand that the child referred to by the Deputy is resident in Ireland and that no indication of health issues has been raised in the visa application or in the appeal of the initial decision.
Appeals are generally processed in the chronological order in which they are received. While every effort is made to process appeals as soon as possible, processing times will vary having regard to the volume of appeals received, the resources available to process them and the individual complexity of the application and subsequent appeal. It is not possible to indicate at this time when the appeal decision will be finalised.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.