92. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if and when stamp 4 will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27366/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the named person was granted permission to remain in the State in August 2007, for an initial three year period, valid to 14th August 2010. This permission to remain was renewed for a further three year period valid to 14th August 2013. These renewal decision letters were dated 4th August 2010.
The renewal decision letters referred to advised the persons concerned of the requirement that they apply for further renewal of their permission to remain one month before their existing permission expired. Given that there is no record of any such renewal applications having been lodged to date, it is recommended that the persons concerned would proceed to do so without further delay.
The onus is on the person concerned to apply for the renewal of their respective permission to remain. Such renewal application must be made in the first instance in order for them to be considered by the immigration authorities.
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.