183. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when spousal join permission will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44567/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a request from the person concerned for permission to reside in the State on Stamp 3 conditions was received on 5 January 2018. The Deputy will appreciate that applications are dealt with in chronological order.
I am also advised that INIS wrote to the person's legal representative on 23 October seeking further information. The matter will be given detailed consideration upon receipt of a response.
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.