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They can't guarantee the speedy return of passports. Unfortunately, I saw this announcement after submitting the passports one month earlier.To help us to prioritise the processing of citizenship applications over the summer months, applicants are asked not to submit applications and accompanying passports between 25th June 2021 to 30 September 2021, if you think that you will require your passport during this time. If you are uncertain if you may require your passport over the coming months, please be advised we cannot guarantee the speedy return of your passport.
If you have already submitted your passport with an application and now require it for emergency travel reasons such as medical reasons or to sit medical examinations you should email us at email@example.com setting out the reasons and provide 1) colour scanned copies of the supporting documentation such as a letter from your medical consultant or timetable of exams from the relevant examination institute/authority, 2) the An Post tracking number of your application and 3) date of receipt in the Citizenship Tipperary office.
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I sent in applications for my kids at the end of 2020 and just recently got their passports returned--more than half a year later.ultrablaze wrote: ↑Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:36 pmHi all,
Just starting a side topic as I saw side conversations were not being allowed in the main "2021 citizenship applications thread".
I sent in my application on the 22nd of April, we are now over 3 months later and I haven't gotten my passport back, and wondering how many others are in the same boat? I'm starting to get a bit concerned as I saw a variety of people in that thread who sent in similar times and got them in June / early July.
I saw one user had contacted them and got the response "currently they are not looking for any new application", but wondering if this means anything in their current pile might be on hold for a given amount of time? I'll probably send an email of my own to them tomorrow to try and get some clarification. I had made plans to finally visit family after 2 years thinking 4 months after my application would be fine, but am now beginning to wonder...
They never ignore emails as long as it's related to their team and always reply, although expect delays.
Tell me about it. The department can't organize a piss up in a brewery. Unreal!KinsaleMan wrote: ↑Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:41 pmNo update since the 13th of May. It's really frustrating how they handle the process. They could just scan the passports and then return them to the owners. Would it take 1 hour to scan a single passport? don't think so. Still can't understand why they have to hold passports with them for months. Unbelievable!