Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (136)

James Browne

Question:

136. Deputy James Browne asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the position regarding a passport application by a person (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the fact that an affidavit in respect of the application has already been submitted; if his attention has been further drawn to the fact that the affidavit was signed by a notary public; if there are commissioners for oaths in the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24195/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am advised by the Passport Service that the application referred to has been reviewed and that the application has now been approved.

The applicant's guardian has been contacted and advised regarding the status of the application and of dispatch arrangements for the passport.

With regard to your queries in relation to affidavits, the Passport Service requires the submission of affidavits in certain circumstances, including in relation to guardianship matters. The Passport Service requires that such affidavits are witnessed by a person authorised by law to administer oaths in the country in which the applicant resides. Where applicants are resident in the United States of America, the Passport Service can accept affidavits witnessed by notary publics in limited circumstances.