87. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the history of stamp 4 held by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2153/18]
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 made an application for a residence card on 05 January 2015 under the EC Free Movement of Persons Regulations 2015. On 28 January 2015, INIS granted the person temporary permission to reside in this State, under Stamp 4 conditions, expiring on 04 August 2015, pending consideration of the application.
I understand that the person concerned did not meet the requirements of the Regulations. I am further informed that INIS, as an exceptional measure, granted permission to remain in this State for one year under Stamp 4 conditions on 13 July 2015. INIS also informed the person that the permission to remain may be renewed by the local Immigration Officer subject to compliance with specified conditions. I am further informed that permission to remain, under Stamp 4 conditions, has been extended, until 13 July 2018.
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.