162. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all documentation has been furnished to facilitate update of stamp 4 and if arrangements will be made for the latter in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7951/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State, on a stamp 4 basis, as the parent of an Irish citizen child in 2000. The permission was subsequently renewed with the latest permission granted up to 15 July 2017 by the Garda National Immigration Bureau. An application for renewal of permission to remain in the State was received by INIS on 19 January 2018.
INIS was in contact with the person concerned on 21 January 2018 seeking supporting documentary evidence. No correspondence has been submitted to date in response to the request. The application will be considered further on receipt of all of the required documentation.
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.