427. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a request for a visa in the case of persons (details supplied) will be examined; and if the decision of the INIS in the case will be expedited. [54384/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the visa applications referred to were approved and issued on 13 December 2018.
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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.
In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to INIS (firstname.lastname@example.org).