Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson on Derry people planning on going on holiday to make sure their passports are in date.
Ms Anderson said a number of people have been in contact with her office recently after discovering their passports had expired.
“I would appeal to anyone planning to go away on holidays over the next few weeks to check that their passport is valid.
“Our constituency office has been working on behalf of a number of people in Derry who ran into difficulties after they discovered that their passports were out of date,” she said.
The Foyle MLA continued; “This is the busiest time of the year for passport renewals and it can take several weeks to get passport issues resolved.
“People may have to end up going to Dublin with documentation to ensure that they get their passport in time to travel.”