Passports Act 2008

27.

Saver.

27.— (1) A passport issued by the Minister before the commencement of sections 6 and 7 that is valid shall be deemed to have been issued under this Act and it shall, subject to this Act, continue to be valid after such commencement for the unexpired period of its validity.

(2) The provision of passport facilities for a child by way of an entry in a passport issued by the Minister to a parent or guardian of the child before 1 October 2004 shall be valid until—

( a) the passport concerned ceases to be valid,

( b) the child reaches 16 years of age, or

( c) a passport is issued to the child,

whichever occurs first.

(3) An application to the Minister for the issue of a passport to a person made before the commencement of sections 6 and 7 that was not determined before that commencement shall, on that commencement, be deemed to be an application for the issue of a passport to the person under this Act and this Act shall apply to the application accordingly.