118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22, who is in possession of an up-to-date Stamp 4, but whose case is apparently impeded by virtue of the fact of being unable to obtain an up-to-date passport from the Democratic Republic of Congo; if all other documentation has been received by the relevant section in her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16149/15]


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 has been granted residence permission in the State based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. This decision was conveyed in writing to the person in question by letter dated 1 April, 2015.
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.