197. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for permission to remain in the State on the basis of parentage of an Irish citizen child in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19891/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 applied for a right of residency, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. The application was received in the relevant section of INIS on 20 February, 2018. The application is under consideration at present and INIS will be in contact with the person concerned in due course.
Quer...

203. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason a person (details supplied) has been granted temporary leave to remain in the State with biennial renewal since 2011; the reason their travel documents were not renewed when they expired in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20116/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 has a current right of residency in the State, on stamp 4 conditions, up to 13th July, 2019. It will be open to the person concerned to apply to their local Immigration Registration Office to have that permission further renewed two months in advance of their current permission expiring. In that context, the person concern...

108. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if long-term residency status, stamp 4 and naturalisation will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19491/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 is the subject of a deportation order made on 16 December 2010. 
Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the deportation order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). All relevant aspects of the case will be considered before ...

109. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if and when long-term residency status, stamp 4 and eligibility for naturalisation will be offered in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19492/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a representative of the INIS has written to the person concerned in recent days in relation to their position in the State. The position in the State of the person concerned can be further considered upon receipt of their response. 
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Departm...

110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in regard to an application for residency on the basis of parentage to an Irish born child in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19493/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that there is no record of an application for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by the right to work, based on parentage of an Irish citizen child in respect of the person referred to by the Deputy. I am informed that information on the application process, including guidelines for completing the application form, can be found on the I...

112. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and or expected residency position in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19495/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 16 December 2010. That Order remains valid and in place. 
The person concerned made a request, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to have that Order revoked. Following the detailed consideration of the request made, a decisio...

113. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if stamp 4 status can issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19496/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 is the subject of a deportation order made on 11 March 2005. 
The person was deported from the State on 04 June 2006, however, according to information received from her legal representatives, she returned to this State the year after she was deported. 
Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned reques...

115. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the steps which can be taken to regularise the residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19498/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was the holder of an immigration permission valid until 22 November 2016. Her permission to remain in the State has now expired. To date, she has not applied for a renewal of this permission. It is open to the person concerned to have her permission to remain further renewed. Any such application must be made in writing a...

118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position with regard to residency and stamp 4 status in the case of a person (details supplied); if this is sufficient to accommodate a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19502/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it has received a request for permission to remain in the State in respect of the person mentioned by the Deputy. 
Please be aware that this case was among a large number of such cases held by this Department pending the outcome of the Supreme Court judgment in respect of Luximon and Balchand which were finalised on 24 April 2018.  At this ti...

119. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in regard to long-term residency and eligibility for stamp 4 and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19503/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), written representations have been submitted on behalf of the person concerned. 
These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration ...

185. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17362/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), written representations have been submitted on behalf of the person concerned.
These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act...

194. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if stamp 4 temporary residency will be granted in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17374/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it is not possible to identify the person referred to by the Deputy due to the lack of detail provided.
From the details provided, it would appear that the person in question may never have had permission to remain in the State. If it is the case that the person in question has not engaged with the immigration service already they should do s...

196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if stamp 4 residency status will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17376/18 asked on 19 Apr 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was refused retention of a Residence Card on 15 July, 2017 as they were not in compliance with the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I also understand that INIS received a request for a review of that decision on 16 August, 2017. The Deputy will appreciate that review applications a...

501. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14986/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department, that the person referred to by the Deputy currently has an application pending for residency in the State, since 8 September 2017, arising from his marriage to an Irish national.  Applications of this type, in fairness to all other such applicants, are dealt with in chronological order and currently take 12 months to process.
Queries in re...

586. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to outline his plans to offer stamp 4 residency status to applicants who have spent more than five years in this jurisdiction and who have not come to the adverse attention of An Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16694/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): There are no plans for a general grant of residency to persons simply because they have  spent more than 5 years in the State.
I am informed by my officials in INIS, however, that non-EEA nationals who, for a variety of reasons, have a lawful permission to be in the State may be granted on application a permission to remain on Stamp 4 conditions.  For example: non-EEA holder of 5 consecutive employment permits over a 5 year period; non...

193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for residency status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14615/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 has had their permission to remain in the State renewed for a further one year period to 19 March 2019 . This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by registered post dated 20 March 2018.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department b...

219. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if all outstanding documentation has been furnished by a person (details supplied); if their case for naturalisation and long-term residency will now be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14808/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 applied for renewal for a right of residency, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. The application was received in the relevant section of INIS on 8 March 2018. INIS has been in contact with the person concerned seeking further information and documentation on 23 March 2018. 
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225. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when stamp 4 will be updated for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14814/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, from the limited information provided, it is not possible to identify the person concerned.
I wish to advise the Deputy, therefore, that the Residence Division of INIS does not currently have any application for the person concerned before them.  In this regard, and to allow a full examination of their circumstances, the person concerned shou...

226. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when an application by a person (details supplied) for long-term residency stamp 4 will be progressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14818/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 25 August 2017. This Order requires the person concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
Representations were received on behalf of the person co...

292. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a stamp 4 application in relation to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13582/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

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 applied for a right of residency, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. The application was received in the relevant section of INIS on 24 April 2017. INIS has been in contact with the applicant seeking further information and clarification on several occasions. The applicat...

182. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average processing times for applications for residency permission by Tusla on behalf of a non-EEA minor in its care in each year since 2008. (Question 11305/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it is not possible to quantify the number of applications for residence permission received from Tusla on behalf of non-EEA minors in its care since 2008, nor is it possible to provide average processing times for such applications as to do so would require the deployment of a disproportionate level of limited resources to the task taking them...

96. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if residency in the case of a person (details supplied) has been examined; if the bona fides of the case have been established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10716/18 asked on 06 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was refused a residence card on 6 April 2017 as they were not in compliance with the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I also understand that INIS received a request for a review of that decision on 15 May 2017.  The Deputy will appreciate that review applications a...

98. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status and eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10718/18 asked on 06 Mar 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was refused a residence card on 31 March, 2017 as they were not in compliance with the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I am also informed that the person concerned sought a review of the decision to refuse the residence card on 19 April, 2017.  The Deputy will app...

98. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of persons (details supplied) that wish to remain permanently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9025/18 asked on 22 Feb 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it wrote to the legal representatives of the person concerned on 15 February 2018 in connection with an application for a residence card pursuant to the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015. 
I am further advised that INIS requested the person concerned to submit evidence of the EU citizen’s current activities in t...

119. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given on compassionate grounds to facilitate temporary residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9248/18 asked on 22 Feb 2018 - Residency Permits)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that from the limited information provided by the Deputy it is not possible to identify either of the persons concerned and therefore it is not possible to adequately respond to this question. 
It would appear that the persons concerned may never have had permission to remain in the State. If it is the case that the persons concerned have not eng...