322. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for residency by a person (details supplied); the determination date for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9497/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it wrote to the person concerned on 21 February 2018 requesting further documentation in connection with their application for a residence card pursuant to the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I am further informed that INIS requested that the information be submitted within 10 working days. I understand that INIS expects to issue a decision on the application for a residence card in March 2018 based on the information available at that stage.
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.