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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 19 October 2021

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Questions (493, 494)

Michael Collins

Question:

493. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport will be expedited in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50435/21]

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Michael Collins

Question:

494. Deputy Michael Collins asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport application for a person (details supplied) can be expediated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50442/21]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 493 and 494 together.

With regard to the specific Passport Express applications about which the Deputy has enquired, the Passport Service has attempted to make contact with the applicants to provide an update on the status of the passport applications. 

The current turnaround time for processing Passport Express applications which have been completed correctly is 8 weeks. Applicants who require a passport for travel in an emergency such as urgent medical treatment or the death of a family member overseas can contact the Passport Service Customer Service Hub at 01 671 1633 or through the Webchat on my Department's website www.dfa.ie/passports.

Question No. 494 answered with Question No. 493.
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