Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
243. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when applications for a certificate of co-impediment will issue to persons in County Galway (details supplied); the reason for the delay in issuing the certificates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25700/22]
The Department of Foreign Affairs may issue a civil letter of freedom (Certificat de Coutume) to Irish citizens getting married abroad. We recommend that applications are submitted no later than four months, and no earlier than six months, before the intended date of marriage.
Our aim is to issue the Certificat de Coutume two months before the date of marriage where the application has been submitted in the correct timeframe and has been approved - as the Certificat has a limited validity.
The applications for the individuals in question were received in the Marriages Abroad Office on 13 April 2022. They have gone through the checking process and will be issued shortly.