S.I. No. 365/1948 - Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations, 1948.


S.I. No. 365 of 1948.

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR FEES (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1948.

I, SE?N MACBRIDE, Minister for External Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by the Commissioners for Oaths (Diplomatic and Consular) Act, 1931 (No. 9 of 1931), and the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Act, 1939 (No. 31 of 1939), and of every and any other power me in this behalf enabling hereby, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, testified by his Official Seal affixed hereto, make the following Regulations :—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations, 1948.

2. The Commissioners for Oaths (Diplomatic and Consular) Fees Regulations, 1934 ( S. R. & O. No. 234 of 1934 ), are hereby amended by the substitution for the scale set out in the Schedule, of the scale set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations.

(3) The Diplomatic and Consular Fees (No. 1) Regulations, 1943 ( S. R. & O. No. 224 of 1943 ), are hereby amended—

(i) by the substitution in paragraph (a) of Article 3 of "10" for "11";

(ii) by the substitution in paragraph (b) of Article 3 of "11" for "12" and "14" for " 15";

(iii) by the substitution in paragraph (c) of Article 3 of "15" for "16";

(iv) by the substitution, for the scale set out in Part I of the Schedule, of the scale set out in the Second Schedule to these Regulations ;

(v) by the substitution, for the scale set out in Part II of the Schedule, of the scale set out in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

4. The Diplomatic and Consular Fees (No. 2) Regulations, 1943 ( S. R. & O. No. 283 of 1943 ), are hereby amended—

(i) by the substitution in paragraph (a) of Article 3 of a fee of 2s. 6d. for a fee of 2s. 0d. ;

(ii) by the substitution in paragraph (b) of Article 3 of a fee of £1 for a fee of 17s. 0d.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

FEES CHARGEABLE.

£

s.

d.

1

For noting a Marine Protest and furnishing one certified copy if required

1

0

0

2

For every other copy

0

10

0

3

For extending Marine Protest, if not exceeding 200 words, filing original, and furnishing one certified copy if required. This is to be exclusive of fee for Oaths or Declarations (see No. 15) or for drawing if required the body of the Protest (see No. 39)

3

10

0

4

For any other protest (except Bill of Exchange (see No. 14)) if not exceeding 200 words, filing original, and furnishing one certified copy if required. This is to be exclusive of fee for drawing, if required, the body of the Protest (see No. 39)

3

10

0

5

If the Protest exceeds 200 words, for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof

0

10

0

6

For attesting average, bottomry or arbitration bond, each copy

1

0

0

7

Endorsement by Diplomatic or Consular Officer of Ship's bill of health issued by Sanitary Authority

1

5

0

8

Certificate of Origin, and/or of interest in, or of cost of production of goods and filing copy :—

For consignments not exceeding £20 in value

0

10

0

For consignments exceeding £20 in value

1

0

0

9

Certificate of due landing of goods exported from an Irish Port

1

0

0

10

For affixing Diplomatic or Consular signature, and seal if required, to a Ship's Manifest

1

0

0

11

For granting any certificate not otherwise provided for, if not exceeding 100 words, exclusive of fee for drawing (No. 39)

1

0

0

12

If exceeding 100 words, for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof

0

10

0

13

For noting a Bill of Exchange

0

10

0

14

For protest of a Bill of Exchange and copy

2

0

0

15

For administering an Oath or receiving a Declaration or Affirmation, with or without attestation of signature

0

10

0

16

For receiving a Declaration claiming exemption from or refund of Income Tax on shares, etc.

0

5

0

17

For each Diplomatic or Consular signature attached to an exhibit referred to in an Affidavit or Declaration

0

5

0

18

For each alteration or interlineation initialled by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer in any document not prepared by him

£

s.

d.

0

2

6

19

For each signature to a transfer of shares or stock attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer

0

10

0

20

For each signature to a transfer of shares or stock attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer when executed in the presence of one or more witnesses besides the Diplomatic or Consular Officer

0

15

0

21

For each execution of a power of attorney attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer

0

15

0

N.B.—When more than four persons execute a Power at the same time, a fee of £3 0s. 0d. only is to be charged.

22

For attesting the execution of a Will

1

0

0

23

For each execution of a Deed, Bond or Conveyance under seal, attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer, where the value of the property does not exceed £10

0

5

0

Ditto, exceeds £10

0

15

0

N.B.—When more than four persons execute an Instrument at the same time, the fee must not be more than four times 5s. or 15s. as the case may be.

24

For each signature to an application for a Patent attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer

1

0

0

25

For attaching Diplomatic or Consular signature, and seal if required, to quarterly or monthly declarations for Government pay, half-pay or pension

0

2

6

26

For attaching Diplomatic or Consular signature to any other Declaration of Existance

0

5

0

27

Ditto, if drawn up by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer

0

10

0

28

For Certificate of a person's identity

0

15

0

29

For attesting the signature or seal of a foreign authority

0

15

0

30

For each signature attested by a Diplomatic or Consular Officer in any document not otherwise provided for

0

15

0

31

For certifying to a copy of any document or part of a document if not exceeding 100 words

0

10

0

32

If exceeding 100 words, for every additional 100 words, or fraction thereof

0

5

0

N.B.—If the document is in any language other than Irish or English, double the above fees (31 and 32) to be charged. An additional fee is to be charged when the copy is made by the Diplomatic or Consular Officer (see No. 42).

33

For uniting documents and attaching Diplomatic or Consular seal to the fastening

0

5

0

34

For directing search for, or obtaining, from Public Record Office or elsewhere, extracts from Local Registers, or copies of Wills, Deeds or other matters, in addition to expenses incurred and any fees for attestation

£

s.

d.

0

15

0

35

For affixing Diplomatic or Consular signature and/or seal, if required, to any document or object not otherwise provided for by this Table

0

15

0

36

At the request of parties interested, or of local authorities, for the transaction, elsewhere than at the Diplomatic or Consular Office, of any duty for which a fee is leviable, under this Order, in addition to such fee, for each hour, or fraction thereof, £1 10s. 0d., with a maximum per day of

12

0

0

37

At the request of parties interested for the transaction of any duty for which a fee is leviable under this Order, whether at the Diplomatic or Consular Officer's residence, in addition to such fee, for each half-hour, or fraction thereof, if in the daytime—that is to say, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.—but not during the costumary besiness hours of the place

0

15

0

N.B. This fee is leviable for any attendance on Sundays.

38

For the transaction of any duty for which a fee is leviable under this Order, whether at the Diplomatic or Consular office or at the Diplomatic or Consular Officer's residence, in addition to such fee, for each half-hour, or fraction thereof, if in the night-time—that is to say, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

1

10

0

39

For drawing a Declaration or other document, or for taking down in writing verbal declarations or depositions of persons made before a Diplomatic or Consular Officer, or for reducing into Writing agreements made before him by contracting parties, exclusive of fees for attestation, etc., if not exceeding 50 words

0

10

0

40

If exceeding that number, for each subsequent 50 words, or fraction thereof

0

5

0

41

For assisting in drawing up petitions, applications or other documents not specified each

0

15

0

42

For making or verifying a copy of a document, if not exceeding 100 words, exclusive of fee for certificate (see No. 31)

0

5

0

43

If exceeding that number, for every subsequent 100 words, or fraction thereof

0

5

0

N.B.—If the document is in any language other than Irish or English, double the above fees (39 and 43) to be charged.

44

For making or verifying a translation of a document, for every 100 words, or fraction thereof, exclusive of fee for certificate

0

15

0

45

In cases where one or more attesting witnesses, besides a Diplomatic or Consular Officer, are required, for each witness supplied by him at the request of the parties interested

£

s.

d.

0

7

6

SECOND SCHEDULE.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND DOCUMENTS OF IDENTITY.

Ref. No.

Service Rendered

Fee

£

s.

d.

1

For the issue of a passport

1

0

0

2

For the renewal of a passport

0

3

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

3

0

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

0

3

0

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

0

3

0

(d) with any other entry

0

3

0

4

Travel Identity Cards issued in Great Britain

0

5

0

5

For the renewal of a travel permit card or Travel Identity Card

0

3

0

for each year of renewal.

6

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

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

0

3

0

(b) with any other entry

0

3

0

7

For the issue of an emergency certificate of nationality

0

15

0

8

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

0

10

0

THIRD SCHEDULE.

ESTATE MATTERS, ATTESTATIONS, CERTIFICATES, ETC.

Ref. No.

Service Rendered

Fee

9

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

5%* or if legal assistance has to be engaged 2½%* of the net amount or value of any devise, bequest or distributive share recovered.

10

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

5%* or if legal assistance has to be engaged 2½%* of the net amount or value of the property recovered.

£

s.

d.

11

For attesting a signature or seal on any document

0

5

0

12

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

0

7

6

if not exceeding 100 words, and 5s. for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof.

£

s.

d.

13

For granting any certificate in connection with a marriage abroad

0

7

6

14

For granting any other certificate

0

7

6

if not exceeding 100 words and 5s. for every additional 100 words or fraction thereof.

£

s.

d.

15

For taking evidence on commission

1

10

0

for each hour or fraction thereof, with a miximum per day of £12.

*Inclusive of postage and cabling expenditure.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 14th day of October, 1948.

SEAN MACBRIDE,

Minister for External Affairs.

I consent to the foregoing Regulations.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 26th day of October, 1948.

P. McGILLIGAN,

Minister for Finance.