136. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status, including eligibility for naturalisation, of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42144/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an application for a certificate of naturalisation has been received from the person referred to by the Deputy. This application has entered the final stage of processing. A letter issued to the person concerned advising that I propose to grant the application and requesting him to submit the prescribed fee and other documents. When the fee and documentation have been received an invitation will be issued to attend a citizenship ceremony, at which the person concerned will make a declaration of fidelity to the Irish Nation and loyalty to the State and receive his certificate of naturalisation.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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. 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.