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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 February 2021

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (340)

Pa Daly


340. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if an application by a person (details supplied) will be approved. [8515/21]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The individual in question originally applied online via our Embassy in Singapore in late August 2020 for a Certificat de Coutume (CdC) to get married in the Philippines on 8 January 2021 to a Philippine national. The Statutory Declaration was witnessed by an official at our Embassy in Singapore on 15 September, and approval was granted by our Dublin office on 15 October.

The individual in question advised that he left Singapore in October 2020. On 18 January, he made a new application for a Certificat de Coutume to get married in Turkey on 4 March 2021. In this application, which was received on 21 January, he stated that he has no fixed intentions regarding his future domicile.

Under the 1986 Domicile and Recognition of Divorce Act, domicile needs to be determined. Domicile will therefore need to be established before a new Certificat de Coutume can be issued. My Department is in direct contact with the individual in question on this matter.