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Passport Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 21 April 2021

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Questions (892)

Richard O'Donoghue

Question:

892. Deputy Richard O'Donoghue asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the number of passport applications that were made through the Irish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan in each of the years of 2018 to 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form. [20711/21]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

All passport applications are processed by the Passport Service in Ireland. The number of passports issued to applicants resident in Japan is provided below in two tables. The first table is paper based applications from 2018 to 2021. The second table is for the Passport Online service from 2018 to 2021.

The Passport Service introduced online renewal of adult passports in 2017 and expanded this service in 2018 to include the renewal of child passports. All Irish citizens, including children, can use the online system to renew their passports from anywhere in the world.

Number of paper based applications which were issued to applicants in Japan from 2018 to 2021.

Year

Total

2018

81

2019

85

2020

4

2021*

0

Number of passports which were issued to applicants in Japan via Passport Online from 2018 to 2021.

Year

Number

2018

87

2019

151

2020

115

2021*

15

The figures for 2021 are accurate to 16 April.

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