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175. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 124 of 17 May 2016, to review the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12714/16]

Answer

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned arrived in the State on 30 December 2006, registered as a student with the Garda National Immigration Bureau under Stamp 2 conditions on 15 January 2007 and that their immigration permission expired in June 2014.
I am informed that a decision letter subsequently issued to the person concerned in July 2014 refusing an extension of their Student Stamp 2 conditions as they had exceeded the maximum aggregate time permitted on student conditions to study language, non-degree level and degree level courses which is 7 years. The person concerned was advised that in their case the 7 year limit expired on 8 June 2014. In this regard the person concerned was advised to leave the State and submit documentary evidence to INIS of their departure by 23 August 2014. The person concerned currently holds no immigration permission to remain and is currently illegally residing in the State.
Further correspondence was received by this office on 7 August 2014 and 13 February 2015. This correspondence will be considered in due course.
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 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 Parliamentary Question 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.