Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (37)

Pádraig MacLochlainn

Question:

37. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to make available a contact within the passport office for Deputies to make inquiries on behalf of constituents. [18395/14]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Oireachtas members with urgent passport queries on behalf of constituents are advised to use a dedicated email address. In order to maximise resources and to allow queries to be dealt with in a prompt and timely manner Oireachtas members are requested to complete a short form when submitting these enquiries. This email address and form has been circulated to members a number of times in recent years and will be recirculated in the coming weeks. Additionally members are advised that the current status of a passport application can be checked on the Passport Tracking System (www.passport.ie) using the 11 digit barcode. This site is updated several times a day.