111. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and-or expected residency status and if all documentation requested has been furnished by the applicant in respect of a residency application in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4193/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned has applied for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. While the person concerned has submitted some of the required documentation, other items of documentation remain outstanding. Against this background, a representative of the INIS wrote to the person concerned on 21 August, 2014 requesting the submission of specific documentation. There is no record of the requested documentation having been submitted to date. The position in the State of the person concerned can be further considered upon receipt of the requested documentation.
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.