Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Ceisteanna (75)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

75. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 116 of 21 May 2019, the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); the approximate date for the issuing of the passport; if the application will be expedited to allow the person to travel for Eid on 5 June 2019 in view of the fact that proof of travel has been supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23053/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I am advised by the Passport Service that the application referred to was registered with the Passport Service on May 13th.

First-time applications require additional security measures including robust identity verification and entitlement checking and, as a result, take longer to process. The Passport Service aims to process first-time passport applications submitted via Passport Express within 20 working days.

The individual’s travel date of 5 June has been noted and if all is in order with the application it will be procesed before that travel date.