269. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current status of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51805/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The person referred to by the Deputy holds a Stamp 4 permission, which has been extended until 15 January 2022, under the final automatic extension of immigration permissions I announced on 15 September 2021. All permissions are extended on the same terms and conditions to the permission already held.
It is open to the person concerned to contact their local Immigration Office before 15 January 2022 to apply for a further renewal of their immigration permission. I strongly recommend that they make efforts to renew their permission as early as possible rather than waiting until January when demand for appointments will be significantly greater.
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.