127. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a person (details supplied) will be considered for residency status upgrade in the short and medium term; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9258/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a letter issued to the person concerned on 17 January 2018 confirming that the application for a residence card pursuant to the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 has been approved. I am further advised that the person concerned has been granted permission to remain in this state under Stamp 4 EUFam conditions for a period of five years.
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.