114. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a stamp 4 update will be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11460/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State as an exceptional measure on an individual and personal basis in July 2015. This permission was subject to a number of conditions including that the person concerned does not become a burden on the State and must be in a position to show evidence of self-sufficiency when renewing their immigration permission. Their immigration permission was renewed on the same conditions in 2016 and 2017.
However, in 2018, the person concerned was unable to show that they continued to meet the criteria outlined in the permission. I understand that they were requested to furnish documentation to enable a decision to be made on their future residence and some documentation is still awaited. I am advised that INIS has recently been in contact with the person concerned who indicated that they will furnish this documentation by the end of this week. When this documentation is received, INIS should be in a position to make a decision on their circumstances shortly thereafter.
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.