407. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to update a stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13276/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a letter of application for residence in the State as a family member of an EU citizen was submitted on behalf of the person concerned on 05 January, 2015. However, the relevant application form was not submitted at that time and the person concerned was requested by letters dated 22 January 2015, 28 January 2015 and 18 March 2015 to submit the completed application form together with the necessary documentation in support of their application. A reply from the applicant is still awaited.
However, the applicant by letter dated 28 January, 2015 has been granted temporary permission to reside in the State for six months up to 04 August, 2015 pending a decision on the case. The person concerned has not raised the issues surrounding their registration with the appropriate Division, EU Treaty Rights Unit, Residence Division in INIS. However, I am advised that a reminder letter will issue to the Garda National Immigration Bureau and the applicant should again attend the local immigration office to obtain the appropriate permission to remain in the State.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. The 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.