S.I. No. 224/1943 - Diplomatic and Consular Fees (No. 1) Regulations, 1943.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS. 1943. No. 224.

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR FEES (No. 1) REGULATIONS, 1943.

WHEREAS it is enacted by Subsection (1) of Section 2 of the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Act, 1939 (No. 31 of 1939), that the Minister for External Affairs may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make regulations fixing the fees to be charged for such services as are specified in such regulations when rendered by a person to whom the said Act applies :

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by Subsection (3) of the said Section 2 that regulations made under that Section may provide for the waiver in specified circumstances of any fee fixed by those regulations :

NOW I, ÉAMON DE VALÉRA, Minister for External Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by Section 2 of the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Act, 1939 (No. 31 of 1939), and of every and any other power enabling me in this behalf, with the consent of the Minister for Finance testified by his Official Seal affixed hereto, do hereby make the following regulations :—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (No. 1) Regulations, 1943.

2. In these Regulations, the expression " the Act " means the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Act, 1939 (No. 31 of 1939).

3. For every service specified in the second column of the Schedule to these Regulations, there shall be charged the fee set out in the third column of the said Schedule opposite the mention of such service in the said second column when such service is rendered—

(a) in the case of the fees mentioned at reference numbers 1 to 11 in the said Schedule—by any person to whom the Act applies,

(b) in the case of the fees mentioned at reference numbers 12 to 15 in the said Schedule—by any officer of the Minister appointed by the Minister to be a person to whom the Act applies, and

(c) in the case of the fee mentioned at reference number 16 in the said Schedule—by any diplomatic or consular officer to whom the Act applies.

4. The Minister may waive any fee chargeable under these Regulations in any of the following circumstances, that is to say :—

(a) where the service for which such fee is chargeable is rendered for, and at the request of, any official or public authority ;

(b) where the service for which such fee is chargeable is rendered for, or on behalf of, a person who is in straitened circumstances or the levying of the fee would for other reasons constitute a serious hardship ;

(c) where the service in respect of which such fee is chargeable is performed for official reasons or in pursuance of public policy.

SCHEDULE.

PART I.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS OF IDENTITY.

Ref. No.

Service rendered

Fee

£

s.

d.

1

For the issue of a passport

0

12

6

2

For the renewal of a passport

0

2

0

for each year of renewal.

3

For the endorsement of a passport subsequent to its issue :—

(a) with the name of a wife

0

2

0

(b) with the name or names of a child or children

0

2

0

(c) with the name or names of any country or countries for which the passport is valid

0

2

0

(d) with any other entry

0

2

0

4

For the issue of a new passport for the unexpired period of validity of an old passport

0

2

0

5

For the issue of a travel permit card

0

5

0

6

For the renewal of a travel permit card

0

2

0

for each year of renewal.

7

For the endorsement of a travel permit card subsequent to its issue :—

(a) with the name or names of a child or children

0

2

0

(b) with any other entry

0

2

0

8

For the issue of an emergency certificate of nationality

0

10

0

9

For affixing the finger prints of a merchant seaman to a seaman's identity card and for endorsing same

0

5

0

PART II.

ESTATE MATTERS, ATTESTATIONS, CERTIFICATES, ETC.

Ref. No.

Service rendered

Fee

10

For acting on behalf of, or protecting the interests of, any Irish claimant to the estate of a deceased person situate abroad.

2 ½ per cent. of the net amount or value of any devise, bequest or distributive share recovered.

11

For acting on behalf of, or protecting the interests of, any Irish claimant to property situate abroad.

2 ½ per cent. of the net amount or value of the property recovered.

£

s.

d.

12

For attesting a signature or seal on any document

0

2

6

13

For granting any certificate for use in the prosecution of a claim to property

0

5

0

if not exceeding 100 words, and 2s. 6d. for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof.

14

For granting any certificate in connection with a marriage abroad

£

s.

d.

0

2

6

15

For granting any other certificate

0

5

0

if not exceeding 100 words, and 2s. 6d. for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof.

£

s.

d.

16

For taking evidence on commission

1

0

0

for each hour or fraction thereof, with a maximum per day of £8 0s. 0d.

Given under my Official Seal, this 25th day of June, 1943.

ÉAMON DE VALÉRA,

Minister for External Affairs.

I consent to the foregoing Regulations.

SE?N T. Ó CEALLAIGH,

Minister for Finance.