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Minister Flanagan Announces Resumption of Passport Express Service

Minister Flanagan Announces Resumption of Passport Express Service

Turnaround Times to Process Passport Applications are Currently Less Than Ten Days

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D., has announced the resumption of normal Passport Express service arrangements following the suspension of the industrial action which had been underway at An Post.

Minister Flanagan stated:

“I am pleased to confirm that the Passport Express service can again be used as normal from today. I would encourage everyone who may have need of their passport over the coming months to check its expiry date. Now is a good time to consider renewing your passport, since turnaround times to process applications are currently running at less than ten days.

The previously announced contingency arrangements, which allowed for drop-off of passport applications in Dublin, Cork and Limerick and collection from the Dublin and Cork Passport Offices while industrial action was underway at An Post, are now no longer in operation.

Those who have submitted applications via the contingency arrangements yesterday and today (Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October) are being contacted by Passport Service officials to see if they wish to receive their passport books via Passport Express or to collect them in person from the Dublin or Cork Passport Offices.”

Press Office
6 October 2015