181. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice if her officials have been in touch with a person (details supplied) in regard to their visa request lodged with the visa office at the Embassy of Ireland in Warsaw, Poland. [56464/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The visa application referred to by the Deputy was created online on 22 September 2021 and the supporting documentation was received by the embassy in Warsaw on 29 October 2021.
The person referred to was previously advised by my Department that, if they have not already done so, they should contact the Visa Office and advise them of the urgent nature of their visit and submit any documentation in support of this. Full consideration will be given to any information received on behalf of the applicant. The applicant may contact the Visa Office directly, quoting their visa application number, at: The applicant will be notified in writing as soon as a decision has been made.
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.