Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (148)

Seán Fleming

Question:

148. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when a passport will be issued to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9953/18]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

All passport applications are subject to the provisions of the Passports Act 2008 (“the Act”). The Act provides, among other things, that a person must be an Irish citizen before a passport can be issued to him/her. In order to meet this legal requirement, each person must demonstrate an entitlement to Irish citizenship in his/her passport application. Entitlement to Irish citizenship is governed by the terms of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956 as amended (the 1956 Act).

The application to which you refer was submitted on 9 January this year. The Passport Service wrote to the applicant's parents on 24 January requesting that the application form be re-submitted as it was incorrectly completed. The Passport Service also requested that the essential supporting documentation be provided with the new application form in respect of the requirement to establish the citizenship of the child applicant.

Further information on the documents required are listed on the Passport Service website at: www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/top-passport-questions/documentary-requirements-passport-applications/.