590. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Justice if she will intervene on humanitarian grounds to ensure the safe passage of an Irish citizen’s mother (details supplied) to Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37994/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): If a person wishes to come to Ireland to reside for longer than three months with a family member who is an Irish citizen, or who is lawfully resident in Ireland they can apply for a long stay (join family) visa. It is open to a person referred to by the Deputy to create a visa application at any time on my Department's on-line facility.
Upon creating an on-line visa application, the summary sheet must be printed and signed by the applicant and then submitted to the relevant Visa Office, along with supporting documentation and the relevant fee, within 30 days. The application will be processed once these have been received. 
Comprehensive information to assist applicants with making a visa application can be found on our website at: The onus, as in all cases, is on the applicant to satisfy the Visa Officer that a visa should be granted.