89. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to regularise residency here in the case of a person (details supplied); if the case will be urgently and favourably considered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40763/16]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person mentioned by the Deputy arrived in the State on 24/09/2008 and that their current immigration permission is due to expire on 23/08/2017.
I would suggest that the person concerned should apply in writing to the Residence Division - Unit 6, Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service, PO Box 12695, Dublin 2 outlining the change in their circumstances. The person should include their original national passport containing their current registration stamp, their original marriage certificate, their spouse’s death certificate, proof of address, and a copy of Garda National Immigration Bureau Registration Card with their application.
The Deputy may wish to note that 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.