Department of Foreign Affairs hit by phone and email outage

The Passport Office is among the services affected

Department of Foreign Affairs hit by phone and email outage

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Phone lines and email services are down for the Department of Foreign Affairs this afternoon.

The outage is affecting a number of services, including the Passport Office.

They say work is ongoing to resolve the technical difficulties.

In a statement on the passport website, the department says: "We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone and email services.

"We are working to resolve the issue as a matter of urgency. We apologise for any inconvenience caused."