103. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when stamp 4 will be renewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47380/17]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person referred to by the Deputy was granted Long Term Residency (Stamp 4) on 03 February 2009 for five years. INIS did not receive an application for renewal of this Long Term Residency permission (Stamp 4). This person, however, currently holds a Stamp 1 permission to remain in the State valid to 20 August 2018.
Based on the information supplied, INIS is unable to advise on whether the person referred to by the Deputy is eligible for Stamp 4 permission. It is open to the person concerned to submit an application for Stamp 4 to Long Term Residency Division, INIS, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 for examination.
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.