551. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice further to Parliamentary Question No. 234 of 26 February 2021, when a necessary approval will be offered in respect of a visa (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43624/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The visa application referred to by the Deputy was refused by the Visa Office in Karachi on 26 October 2020. The reasons for this decision were set out in the refusal letter sent to the applicants at that time. An appeal of this decision was then submitted and this appeal was subsequently refused on 25 November 2020.
It is open to the applicant to submit a new visa application at any time and to submit relevant documentation in support of this.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.