Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (573)

Ruth Coppinger

Question:

573. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the processing times for travel documents; his plans to increase resources to reduce the processing time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35060/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the  processing time for Travel Document applications is 16 weeks from the receipt of a fully completed, accurate application form. Applications for Temporary Travel Documents, and those which require the facilitation of a third party, may take longer. This processing time is stated on the Immigration Service website.

Processing times fluctuate depending on the number of applications received at any given time however currently processing times are within the stated timeframe.  The allocation of resources to this and all other areas of the immigration service is kept under regular review and there are no immediate plans to adjust the resource allocation to this area at present.