Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Ceisteanna (803, 807, 808, 811, 813, 814, 817, 818, 819, 822, 823, 824, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 838, 841, 842, 855, 856, 865, 871, 877, 878)

Alan Dillon

Ceist:

803. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will be issued to a person (details supplied); the reason the due date on the online passport tracker has not been updated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39090/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

807. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39170/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

808. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39172/21]

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Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Ceist:

811. Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited given the extended length of time they have waited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39280/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

813. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a passport application by a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39347/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

814. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39358/21]

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Alan Dillon

Ceist:

817. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of passport applications by persons (details supplied); the turnaround time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39451/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

818. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue in the case a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39511/21]

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Michael Ring

Ceist:

819. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39513/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

822. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will examine the passport application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39575/21]

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Alan Dillon

Ceist:

823. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); the turnaround timeframe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39586/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

824. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39652/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Alan Dillon

Ceist:

827. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied); the reason it has taken five months to complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39707/21]

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Marian Harkin

Ceist:

828. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39730/21]

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Michael Ring

Ceist:

829. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39744/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

830. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application by a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39759/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

831. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39800/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

832. 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. [39810/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

838. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40091/21]

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Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

841. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when passports will issue in the case persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40207/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

842. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40227/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

855. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a passport will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40483/21]

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Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

856. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application for a person (details supplied). [40491/21]

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James Lawless

Ceist:

865. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if the passport application of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40876/21]

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Martin Browne

Ceist:

871. Deputy Martin Browne asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if a matter regarding the case of a passport for a baby (details supplied) will be addressed. [40912/21]

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Holly Cairns

Ceist:

877. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application by a person (details supplied). [41096/21]

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Gary Gannon

Ceist:

878. Deputy Gary Gannon asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs the status of a passport application for a person (details supplied). [41393/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 803, 807, 808, 811, 813, 814, 817, 818, 819, 822, 823, 824, 827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 832, 838, 841, 842, 855, 856, 865, 871, 877 and 878 together.

With regard to the specific applications about which the Deputies have enquired, the Passport Service was in contact with the customers to provide an update on the status of the passport applications.

The Passport Service scaled up operational levels on 4 May 2021, in line with the phased easing of restrictions set out in “COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 – The Plan Ahead”.

Passport Online will continue to be the priority channel given the efficiencies that are in-built into the system for both the applicant and the Passport Service. The processing of an online application is up to four times as fast as a paper application. In addition, the use of Passport Online can facilitate social distancing, given that a renewal application for an adult does not require the signature of a witness.

Passport Online can be accessed by first time applicants, both children and adults, in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. All Irish citizens, including children, can use the online system to renew their passports from anywhere in the world.

The Passport Tracker provides an estimated issue by date for a passport. In the event that any applicant has urgent or emergency reasons for requiring a passport, they should contact the Passport Service’s Customer Service Hub, by phone or WebChat to make the Passport Service aware of their situation.