132. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected residency status and eligibility for long-term residency of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who has applied for renewal of Stamp 4; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42140/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 408 of 20 October 2015 as set out as follows.
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it wrote to the person concerned on 14 July, 2015 in connection with a passport submitted in support of the application. The passport has been forwarded to an outside agency for examination and verification and I am advised that INIS will be in contact with the person again as soon as a report is available.
This position remains unchanged.
The Deputy will be aware that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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.