§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In respect of passport applications made by United Kingdom residents in the Irish Republic to 222WA the Dublin Embassy, what is the average time taken to process the application during each of the last four years; and how many applications were lost. [HL2290]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)
The average time taken by the British Embassy in Dublin to process a properly documented passport application in each of the last four years is two to three working days. This is well within the Citizens' Charter target of five working days.
The embassy has no statistics for any applications lost in the same period.