199. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current and expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51528/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The person referred to by the Deputy holds a Stamp 1G Graduate permission, which has been extended until 15 January 2022, under the final automatic extension of immigration permissions I announced on 15 September 2021.
A Stamp 1G indicates that a person has permission to look for employment in the State under the Third Level Graduate Programme. The Stamp 1G is granted for 12 months to ensure that such students are making genuine efforts to access suitable graduate level employment, for example attending job interviews or signing up with graduate employment agencies. However, due to the impact of Covid-19, I recognise that some people may not have been able to find graduate level employment before their Stamp 1G permission is due to expire. Therefore, to assist such people, my Department is considering any applications for an extension of Stamp 1G immigration permission on a case by case basis.
Applicants may apply by attending at their local Immigration Office, or if residing in the Dublin area, they can apply online via inisonline.jahs.ie/user/login.
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 at INISOireachtasMail@justice.ie, 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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in the cases where the response is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.