107. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed in order to make an application for stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16082/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person in question informed INIS that they left the State on 8th March 2014 having remained in the State without permission. As a result, her case was no longer the subject to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999. I am informed that this person re-entered the State on 9 June 2014 and is currently registered as a student until 21 July 2015. INIS informs me that they do not have an application for a change of status from this person on hands. If the person in question considers that they would qualify for a stamp 4 they should write to the Residency Division, Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 setting out the full details of their circumstances.
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.