632. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the progress to date in the change of a status application from stamp 3 to stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25606/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The person referred to by the Deputy submitted an application for a Change of Status to a Stamp 4 permission, which was received on 6 October 2020. A letter issued to the person concerned, dated 27 April 2021, advising that their application had been refused. The reason for refusal was outlined in their refusal letter.
It is open to the person concerned to submit a new application when they meet the criteria for a Stamp 4 permission.
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.