Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (128)

Niall Collins

Question:

128. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the target and actual turnaround time across all passports services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24070/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

All renewal applications are currently being processed within target turnaround times. In fact a large proportion of applications submitted through the Online Passport Renewal Service are currently being processed in timeframes shorter than the target turnaround time of 10 working days. The following table summarises the turnaround times for the Passport Service’s main application channels. Turnaround times for individual Missions outside Ireland and the UK are omitted as these will vary for each individual Mission and are dependent on local postal services.

Type of passport application

Target turnaround time

Actual turnaround time

Online Passport Renewal Service   

 10 working days

 10 working days

An Post Passport Express renewal application

 15 working days

 15 working days

An Post Passport Express first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

 20 working days

 21 working days

Northern Ireland Passport Express renewal applications

 15 working days

 15 working days

Northern Ireland Passport Express first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

 25 working days

 29 working days

London Passport Office renewal application

 20 working days

 15 working days

London Passport Office first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

 30 working days

 73 working days