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Written Answers - Visa Applications

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 394.  Deputy Patrick Nulty Information on Patrick Nulty Zoom on Patrick Nulty  asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter  if he will expedite a joint visa in respect of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 15; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24255/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter Zoom on Alan Shatter The visa application referred to was made on 7 March 2012. The application was refused on 1 April 2012. An appeal of this decision was submitted on 16 April 2012. I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the visa appeal application was approved on the 8 May 2012. As the application was comfortably dealt with within the time-frame outlined on the INIS website, and considering the nature of the visa application which involved a long-stay move to the State, I am satisfied that there were no delays in processing this application.

[451]Queries in relation to general immigration matters may be made directly to INIS 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.

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