A local TD has cautioned people about errors being commonly made with first time children’s passport applications.
Niamh Smyth says it follows on from hundreds of queries to her Constituency office on the issue.
Deputy Smyth said a “common issue” with the consent form for a child’s first time passport is parents signing it on one date, but the Garda or relevant witness signing it on a different date.
The Fianna Fáil TD has warned that “this will not be accepted by the passport office” and you will need to complete a second consent form and get it witnessed again and submitted to passport office.
Deputy Smyth says the second issue is that the chosen witness needs to be accessible on the phone to verify the consent form when the application is being checked.
She also urged people to “contact their public representative if they have an application lodged and travel is imminent so that these matters can be escalated".