Over 629,000 Passports Issued In 2014

Over 629,000 passports were issued last year by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

May and June were the busiest months for passport applications.

The Department's offices in London and Canberra issued the greatest numbers of passports.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, said: "The Department has worked hard in recent years to ensure we provide a modern, secure and quick passport service. We offer a variety of services including a passport reminder service, passport tracking and a passport appointments service.

"For those who need to travel at short notice (3-10 working days) the passport appointments service allows them to book an appointment online rather than queuing up to renew their passport.

"Customers can now track their application online and can also sign up for our reminder service to receive an alert three months before their passport expires."


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