164. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the application process for long-term residency stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7953/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that no application for Long Term Residency was received from the person concerned.
In order to make an application for Long Term Residency in the State the person concerned must have been legally resident in the State for a minimum of 5 years (i.e. 60 months) on work permit/work authorisation/working visa conditions. Details of the application process are available on the INIS website at http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Long_Term_Residency.
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.