Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Questions (331, 332, 333, 337, 338, 341, 342, 344, 345, 346, 351, 352, 353, 354, 356, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

331. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will issue ahead of travel on 3 October 2021 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47558/21]

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Michael Collins

Question:

332. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if passport applications by persons (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47632/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

333. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue for a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that a family have been separated by virtue of the fact that this person has not received their passport. [47669/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Question:

337. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47781/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

338. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason for a delay in the witness checking stage of child passport applications; the status of an application (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47813/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

341. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport application (details supplied) has not been finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48013/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

342. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport application by a person (details supplied) has not been finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48014/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

344. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport has not been finalised in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48077/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

345. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will issue for a person (details supplied) in view of the fact that this person has imminent travel plans. [48078/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

346. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will issue for a person (details supplied) in view of their upcoming travel plans. [48084/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

351. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that this person is due to travel with their family shortly. [48159/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

352. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a passport has not been finalised in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48169/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

353. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the reason a first-time passport has not been finalised for a child (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48170/21]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

354. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when it is likely passports will be finalised for persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48171/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

356. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact this person has submitted the requested information. [48190/21]

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Michael Lowry

Question:

358. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied);; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48240/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

359. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport application for a person (details supplied) can be expedited to enable travel for a vital family reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48242/21]

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Michael Ring

Question:

360. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the return of passport of a person (details supplied) will be expedited in time for their travel plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48257/21]

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Róisín Shortall

Question:

361. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue for a baby (details supplied) in Dublin 9; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48274/21]

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Michael Collins

Question:

362. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of passport applications by a family (details supplied); if the passports will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48317/21]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 331 to 333, inclusive, 337, 338, 341, 342, 344 to 346, inclusive, 351 to 354, inclusive, 356, 358, and 359 to 362, inclusive, together.

With regard to the specific applications about which the Deputies have enquired, the Passport Service has provided updates on the status of the passport applications to the applicants.

The current turnaround times are 10 working days for Simple Adult renewals, 15 working days for Complex renewals, 40 working days for First Time Applications on Passport Online and 8 weeks for Passport Express for applications which have been completed correctly.

Question No. 332 answered with Question No. 331.
Question No. 333 answered with Question No. 331.