58. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality why a person (details supplied) who has a religious volunteer visa was refused permission to stay here having completed the three years, despite such a visa allowing for an extension of 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18153/16 asked on 28 Jun 2016 - Visa Applications)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person mentioned by the Deputy was granted permission on 9 July 2011 to allow them to work as a Volunteer in the State. Under the Immigration Arrangements for Lay Volunteers, where permission was granted on or after 1 January 2011, such permission is granted for 12 months at a time for a maximum period of 3 years. ...

114. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the de facto visa scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15566/16 asked on 14 Jun 2016 - Visa Applications)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned has been issued with a letter on 2 June 2016 requesting further documentation in support of her application.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by email using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purp...

81. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for a visa; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13997/16 asked on 01 Jun 2016 - Visa Applications)

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 visa application referred to by the Deputy was received by the Irish Visa Office in Dublin on 20/05/2016. The application was approved on 30/05/2016 and the applicants were notified directly of this decision by the Visa Office on that date.
The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual imm...

186. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current status of an application for a volunteer visa by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12803/16 asked on 31 May 2016 - Visa Applications)

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 an application requesting an exemption to the three year ruling for Volunteers in the State be considered in this case. This application was initially received on 10 February 2016 and was immediately acknowledged with a request for further documentation and information. This documentation was received on 10 March 2016. Applic...