Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (63)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

63. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the target and actual turnaround time, respectively, for receipt of a passport across all the passport services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11596/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The following table summarises the turnaround times for the Passport Service’s main application channels. Turnaround times for individual missions outside Ireland and the UK are omitted as these will vary for each individual mission and are dependent on local postal services.

Type of Passport Application

Target turnaround time

Average turnaround time

Online passport renewal service

10 working days

10 working days

An Post Passport Express renewal application

15 working days

15 working days

An Post Passport Express first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

20 working days

16 working days

Northern Ireland Passport Express renewal applications

15 working days

14 working days

Northern Ireland Passport Express first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

25 working days

29 working days

London Passport Office renewal application

20 working days

23 working days

London Passport Office first time application & application to replace lost/stolen/damaged passport

30 working days

49 working days

Great Britain Passport Express

15 working days

14 working days

Question No. 64 answered with Question No. 59.