110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21954/16]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The Deputy may recall from my response in the matter on 16 June, 2016, that I was informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006 for a period of five years expiring on 21 July, 2016.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the person's permission was registered up to 28 January, 2015 in accordance with the expiry date of the passport they presented. The person was informed, in writing, on 22 July, 2011 that it was open to them to return to their local immigration office to have the remainder of the five year permission endorsed on a new passport.
I am further informed that the position set out last month remains unchanged and it is still open to the person to submit an application to INIS for renewal of their permission to remain in the State. Details on the criteria to be met by persons lodging such applications can be found on the INIS website (www.inis.gov.ie).
The Deputy will be aware that 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 .