331. Deputy Michael McNamara asked the Minister for Justice if she will issue a renewed stamp 4 to a person (details supplied) awaiting a decision on an application for certificate of naturalisation whose previous stamp 4 was extended three months at a time when it expired on 21 May 2020, most recently up to the April 2021, but whose passport was not stamped to that effect in circumstances in which the person needs to leave the State for essential reasons. [27209/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The person referred to by the Deputy was issued with a letter requesting further documentation on 14 May 2021, in support of their application for Leave to Remain. Upon receipt of this documentation their application can continue to be processed.
Any visa required national that wishes to re-enter the State must have a valid passport and either a valid Irish Residence Permit (IRP) or a valid re-entry visa. Normal processing of re-entry visa applications has recommenced. This service is strictly a postal service. All re-entry visa applications must be submitted by Registered Post to the address on the application form.
Further details on how to apply for a re-entry visa and to download application forms can be found on our website at:
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.