123. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the renewal of a stamp 4 can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9252/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application was received from the person concerned and acknowledged on 22 November 2017. INIS subsequently contacted this person on 20 February 2018 seeking documentary evidence supporting their application. The application will be considered further upon receipt of all the required documentation.
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.