87. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if stamp 4 or permission to remain will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17152/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that there is no record of a request for the person concerned to reside in this State on Stamp 4 conditions. However, the person concerned was granted permission to reside in the State on Stamp 1 conditions, as the holder of a general employment permit, until 19 December, 2019.
I am further informed that is open to the person concerned to apply for permission for specified Non-EEA family members to reside with him in the State subject to compliance with the relevant criteria as set out in the INIS Policy Document on Non-EEA Family reunification. It should be noted that holders of a general employment permit may apply for family reunification after they have resided in the State for a period of 12 months. Further information on the relevant criteria can be found on the INIS website ( http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Family%20Reunification%20Policy%20Document.pdf/Files/Family%20Reunification%20Policy%20Document.pdf).
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.