483. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice when a visa application will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27507/21]


Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The visa application referred to by the Deputy was refused by the Visa Office in Abuja. The reasons for this decision were set out in the refusal letter sent to the applicant on 14 May 2021. It is open to the applicant to appeal this decision, in writing, within two months of the date of the refusal. Appeals must be made in writing and sent to the Visa Appeals Officer in the relevant Visa Office. Faxed or emailed appeals will not be considered.
All visa applicants are advised that the onus is on them to provide as much information in support of their application as they feel is necessary. Guidelines to assist applicants are available on the Immigration Service website.
Full consideration will be given to any appeal received on behalf of the applicant, however the onus is on the applicant to satisfy the Visa Officer that a visa should be granted.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.