Passports Act 2008


Number 4 of 2008


PASSPORTS ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Passports Act 2008. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 4 of 2008


PASSPORTS ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was first passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions. A version without annotations, showing only textual amendments, is also available.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1985, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015)

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Passports (Periods of Validity) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 414 of 2008)

Passport (Appeals) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 413 of 2008)

Passports Act 2008 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 412 of 2008)

All statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 4 of 2008


PASSPORTS ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018



Acts Referred to

Adoption Act 1952

1952, No. 25

Adoption Act 1991

1991, No. 14

Bail Act 1997

1997, No. 16

Civil Registration Act 2004

2004, No. 3

Data Protection Act 1988

1988, No. 25

Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Provision of Services) Act 1993

1993, No. 33

Guardianship of Infants Act 1964

1964, No. 7

Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003

2003, No. 31

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956

1956, No. 26

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 to 2004

Licensing Acts 1833 to 2004

Medical Practitioners Act 1978

1978, No. 4

Registration of Clubs Acts 1904 to 2004


Number 4 of 2008


PASSPORTS ACT 2008

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUE BY THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF PASSPORTS TO IRISH CITIZENS TO BE USED BY THEM AS EVIDENCE OF IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA, INCLUDING BIOMETRIC DATA, FOR THE ISSUE OF PASSPORTS AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THE INTEGRITY OF THE SYSTEM FOR ISSUING PASSPORTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE CANCELLATION AND SURRENDER OF PASSPORTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO PROVIDE FOR OFFENCES RELATING TO PASSPORTS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUE OF EMERGENCY TRAVEL CERTIFICATES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO AMEND THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS (PROVISION OF SERVICES) ACT 1993 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[26 th March, 2008]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2).

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

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are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

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No. 4 of 2008

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Passports Act 2008

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Sections 8

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