Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ceisteanna (99)

Ruth Coppinger

Ceist:

99. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if passport applications can be made following the issuing of a gender recognition certificate without requiring a person to wait until their current passport expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7690/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

A passport application may be submitted at any stage following the issuing of a gender recognition certificate. It is not necessary for a person to wait until their current passport expires.

In such cases, a fully completed passport application form is required, together with the applicant’s current passport, gender recognition certificate and birth certificate as re-issued after gender recognition and all other relevant documents as for a first-time adult application. The standard application fee will apply.

Additional information on the documentary requirements for passport applications and other frequently asked questions is available on the Passport Service website www.dfa.ie/passport.