190. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a new application to join a spouse will be considered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44592/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 587 of 11 September 2017 (copied below for reference). I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that they have no record of a new visa application from the person referred to.
Reply to Parliamentary Question No. 587 of 11 September 2017.
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the visa application referred to was refused on 6 February 2017. An appeal was subsequently made against this decision, and refused on 26 July 2017. This decision was communicated to the applicant.
No further applications have been made. If one is made, the applicant should bear in mind the original refusal reasons communicated to them and be in a position to address them.
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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.
In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to INIS (email@example.com).