Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Questions (75)

Alan Kelly


75. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 116 of 21 May 2019, the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); the approximate date for the issuing of the passport; if the application will be expedited to allow the person to travel for Eid on 5 June 2019 in view of the fact that proof of travel has been supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23053/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am advised by the Passport Service that the application referred to was registered with the Passport Service on May 13th.

First-time applications require additional security measures including robust identity verification and entitlement checking and, as a result, take longer to process. The Passport Service aims to process first-time passport applications submitted via Passport Express within 20 working days.

The individual’s travel date of 5 June has been noted and if all is in order with the application it will be procesed before that travel date.