167. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Justice the status of an application by persons (details supplied) under the Afghan Admission Programme; if all the relevant documentation has been provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24994/22]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): All applications made under the Afghan Admissions Programme received by the closing date of 11 March 2022 are currently being processed by my officials.
The application for the persons referred to by the Deputy does not appear to have been received by my Department by the closing date. My Department is checking its records and has reached out to the proposer’s legal representative to confirm their registered post reference details, which will facilitate the tracking of the application.
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.