Passport application delays


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The backlog will be cleared by the autumn. After that just submit in January/February when it's quiet.

April-July is always peak season as people wake up and realise they have to go on holiday.
When I worked in Dublin City centre, I would often see the queues outside the old Passport Office on Molesworth Street during the summer months. Invariably it was the late-teens/early twenties brigade realising that they actually needed a passport to travel to Santa Ponsa for their week in the sun. Never any queues at other times of the year.