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S.I. No. 47/2011 - Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 8th February, 2011.

I, BRIAN COWEN, Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Provision of Services) Act 1993 (No. 33 of 1993), as amended by section 28 of the Passports Act 2008 (No. 4 of 2008), and with the consent of the Minister for Finance, hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 11 April 2011.

2. The Diplomatic and Consular Fees Regulations 2001 ( S.I. No. 117 of 2001 ) (as amended by the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 365 of 2010 ) are amended by the substitution of the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations for Part 1 of the Second Schedule.

SCHEDULE

“Second Schedule”

Part 1Passports and Travel Documents

Reference Number

Service Rendered

Fee

(1)

(2)

(3)

1

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 18 years or over.

€95.00

2

For the issue of a passport of 66 pages to a person aged 18 years or over.

€125.00

3

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person under 3 years of age.

€31.00

4

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 3 years or over but under 18 years.

€41.50

5

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 18 years or over through an arrangement for the express processing of passport applications entered into between the Minister and providers of postal services.

€80

6

For the issue of a passport of 66 pages to a person aged 18 years or over through an arrangement for the express processing of passport applications entered into between the Minister and providers of postal services.

€110

7

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person under 3 years of age through an arrangement for the express processing of passport applications entered into between the Minister and providers of postal services.

€16

8

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 3 years or over but under 18 years through an arrangement for the express processing of passport applications entered into between the Minister and providers of postal services.

€26.50

9

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 18 years or over through a diplomatic mission or consular post.

€80.00

10

For the issue of a passport of 66 pages to a person aged 18 years or over through a diplomatic mission or consular post.

€110.00

11

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person under 3 years of age through a diplomatic mission or consular post.

€16.00

12

For the issue of a passport of 34 pages to a person aged 3 years or over but under 18 years through a diplomatic mission or consular post.

€26.50

13

For the issue of an emergency passport to a person aged 18 years or over by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post outside its normal hours of opening. (This fee is charged for any attendance on weekends and public holidays) In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 1, 2, 5, 6, 9 or 10 in this Part for the subsequent issue of a passport shall be payable. The fee specified at reference number 12 in the First Schedule to the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (as amended by the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2004) shall not be charged for the issue of a passport in these circumstances

€110.00

14

For the issue of an emergency passport to a person under 18 years of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post outside its normal hours of opening. (This fee is charged for any attendance on weekends and public holidays) In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 3, 4, 7, 8, 11 or 12 in this Part for the subsequent issue of a passport shall be payable. The fee specified at reference number 12 in the First Schedule to the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2004 shall not be charged for the issue of a passport in these circumstances

€55.00

15

For the issue of a passport to a person aged 18 years or over by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post during normal hours of opening on the same day that the application was submitted or within five days after the application was submitted. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 1,2, 5, 6 9 or 10 in this Part shall be payable

€55.00

16

For the issue of a passport to a person under 18 years of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post during normal hours of opening on the same day that the application was submitted or within five days after the application was submitted. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 3, 4, 7, 8, 11 or 12 in this Part shall be payable

€30.00

17

For the issue of an emergency travel certificate

€15.00

18

For the issue of a European Union Emergency Travel Document, valid for a single journey

Nil

The Minister for Finance consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.

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GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Finance,

3 February 2011.

BRIAN LENIHAN.

Minister for Finance.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

3 February 2011.

BRIAN COWEN.

Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Regulations 2001, as amended, to provide for the re-introduction of passport fees for over 65s and the increase of new administration fees in respect of applications not submitted through a diplomatic mission or consular post or through a special arrangement for the express processing of passport applications entered into between the Minister and providers of postal services.