176. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to set out the position regarding an application for a visa by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35520/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application was received for permission to remain in the State from the person mentioned on 31 July 2015. A request for further information was issued to this person on 29 September 2015. A final decision cannot be made on this application until this information is submitted to the Department.
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 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 Parliamentary Question 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.