83. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21306/19]
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 concerned submitted a request on 17 April, 2019 for renewal of their permission to reside in the State on Stamp 5 conditions, which is due to expire on 16 May, 2019.
I am also advised that INIS wrote to the person concerned on 17 April, 2019 advising that, as of 1 May, 2018, such applications must be made on the prescribed application form and include relevant supporting documentary evidence. To date, no correspondence has been submitted in response to that request. However, I understand it remains open to the person concerned to submit an application, without delay, to INIS.
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.