S.I. No. 82/2004 - Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2004

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S.I. No. 82/2004 - Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2004
I, BRIAN COWEN, Minister for Foreign Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Diplomatic and Consular Officers (Provision of Services) Act 1993 (No. 33 of 1993), and with the consent of the Minister for Finance, hereby make the following Regulations:

1.  (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Diplomatic and Consular Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2004.
(2)  These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 March, 2004.

2.  The Diplomatic and Consular Fees Regulations 2001 ( S.I. No. 117 of 2001 ) are amended—
(a)  in Regulation 4, by the insertion of the following definitions:
“ ‘apostille’ means the certificate described in Article 4 of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, done at The Hague on 5 October 1961 and annexed to that Convention;
‘European Union Emergency Travel Document’ means the document established in accordance with the Decision1 of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council of 25 June 1996, on the establishment of an emergency travel document (96/409/CFSP);”,
(b)  by the substitution of the Schedule set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations for the First Schedule, and
(c)  by the substitution of the Schedule set out in Part 2 of the Schedule to these Regulations for the Second Schedule.
SCHEDULE
Part 1
“FIRST SCHEDULE
Miscellaneous Consular Services
Reference Number
Service Rendered
Fee
(1)
(2)
(3)
1
For verifying or certifying a copy of any document
€10
2
For making a translation of any document
€20
3
For certifying a translation of any document or part of a document
€10
(If any document referred to in reference numbers 1, 2 and 3 in this Schedule is in a language other than Irish or English, double the fee is charged.)
4
For attesting the signature or seal of a foreign authority
€15
5
For each signature attested by a diplomatic or consular officer in any document not otherwise provided for
€15
6
Arranging the repatriation of a person
€45
7
Arranging the repatriation of a group of persons of the same family travelling together
€45
8
Arranging the collection of funds for a person destitute outside the State seeking financial assistance to return home and the payment outside the State to or on behalf of such person of the equivalent of funds collected in the currency of the country or countries concerned
€45
9
For granting any certificate in connection with a marriage abroad
€20
10
For granting any certificate not otherwise provided for. (This does not apply to certificates of nationality under Section 28 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956 , which are issued free of charge.)
€20
11
For the provision, elsewhere than at a diplomatic or consular office, of any service for which a fee is charged under these Regulations, in addition to such fee
€25 for each hour or fraction thereof, with a maximum per day of €200
12
For the provision of any service (other than the issue of a passport in the circumstances provided for in Regulation 9(e) of these Regulations), for which a fee is charged under these Regulations, whether at a diplomatic or consular office or at a diplomatic or consular officer’s residence, in addition to such fee, for each half-hour, or fraction thereof, out-side its normal hours of opening
€25
(This fee is chargeable for any attendance on weekends and public holidays.)
 
Part 2
“SECOND SCHEDULE
Part I
Passports
Reference Number
Service Rendered
Fee
(1)
(2)
(3)
1
For the issue of a passport of 32 pages, valid for ten years
€75
2
For the issue of a passport of 48 pages, valid for ten years
€100
3
For the issue of a passport of 32 pages to a person under 3 years of age, valid for three years
€15
4
For the issue of a passport of 32 pages to a person over 3 years of age but less than 18 years of age, valid for five years
€25
5
For the issue of a passport of 32 pages to a person over 65 years, valid for ten years
€25
6
For the issue of a European Union Emergency Travel Document, valid for a single journey
€6
7
For the issue of an emergency passport of limited validity to a person over 18 years of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post outside its normal hours of opening. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 1, 2 or 5 in this Part for the subsequent issue of a ten year passport shall be payable.
€100
(This fee is charged for any attendance on weekends and public holidays.)
The fee specified at reference number 12 in the First Schedule to these Regulations shall not be charged for the issue of a passport in these circumstances.
8
For the issue of an emergency passport of limited validity to a person under 18 years of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post outside its normal hours of opening. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 3 or 4 in this Part for the subsequent issue of a three or five year passport as appropriate shall be payable.
€50
(This fee is charged for any attendance on weekends and public holidays.)
The fee specified at reference number 12 in the First Schedule to these Regulations shall not be charged for the issue of a passport in these circumstances.
9
For the issue of a passport to a person over 18 years of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post during normal hours of opening on the same day that the application was submitted or on the day after the application was submitted. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 1, 2, or 5 in this Part shall be payable.
€50
10
For the issue of a passport to a person under 18 of age by the relevant Passport Office, diplomatic mission or consular post during normal hours of opening on the same day that the application was submitted or on the day after the application was submitted. In addition, the applicable fee specified at reference number 3 or 4 in this Part shall be payable.
€25
 
Part II
Visas, work authorisations and working holiday authorisations
Reference Number
Service Rendered
Fee
(1)
(2)
(3)
1
For processing an application for an Irish visa valid for a single journey in transit through the State
€25
2
For processing an application for an Irish visa valid for a single journey to the State
€60
3
For processing an application for an Irish visa valid for multiple entries to the State
€100
4
For processing an application for a work authorisation
€100
5
For processing an application for a working holiday authorisation
€60
 
Part III
Oaths, affidavits and notarial acts
Reference Number
Service Rendered
Fee
(1)
(2)
(3)
1
For administering an oath or receiving a declaration or affirmation, with or without attestation of signature
€10
2
For each diplomatic or consular signature attached to an exhibit referred to in an affidavit or declaration
€5
3
For each execution of a power of attorney attested by a diplomatic or consular officer
€15
(When 4 or more persons execute a power at the same time a fee of €45 only is charged.)
4
For affixing a signature of a diplomatic or consular officer or a diplomatic or consular seal to, or attesting a signature or seal on, any commercial document connected with the export of merchandise from the State or all of the above
€10
5.
For affixing a signature or seal of a diplomatic or consular officer or both to any document or object not otherwise provided for by these Regulations
€15
6
For uniting documents and attaching a diplomatic or consular seal to the fastening
€5
7
For each alteration or interlineation initialled by a diplomatic or consular oficer in any document not prepared by that officer
€5
8
For taking evidence on commission
€40 for each hour or fraction thereof, with a maxiumum per day of €350
9
For issuing an apostille attesting a signature or seal on any document not otherwise provided for by these Regulations
€20
10
For issuing a series of apostilles attesting signatures or seals on a set of documents in relation to
€50
 
GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 24th day of February, 2004.
BRIAN COWEN,

Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The Minister for Finance hereby consents to the making of the foregoing Regulations.
GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Finance, this 24th day of February, 2004.
CHARLIE McCREEVY,

Minister for Finance.
EXPLANATORY NOTE.
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
The purpose of these Regulations are to amend the Diplomatic and Consular Fees Regulations, 2001, to provide for rewording of the descriptions of services in the First and Second Schedules to make them more relevant to the consular services that are now provided, to provide for changes in the fee structure and increases in fees for passports (Part I of the Second Schedule), and to provide for increases in the fees for miscellaneous consular services (First Schedule), for visas, work authorisations and working holiday authorisations (Part II of the Second Schedule) and for Oaths, Affidavits and Notarial Acts (Part III of the Second Schedule).
1OJ No. L186, 6.7.96, p.4.

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