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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Card online.

You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

If you are resident outside Ireland and do not qualify or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

If you are resident outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E).

APS2 forms are available:

  • By calling to the Consulate during office hours
  • Contacting us (include your name and full address in the form) and we will post you the forms

If you are a resident in:

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina or
  • Florida

your passport application will be processed by the Consulate General in New York.

If you are resident in:

  • Tennessee
  • Alabama or
  • Mississippi

your passport application will be processed by the Consulate General in Chicago.

Information for online and paper applications

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page from the Passport Service.

Fees

Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main DFA.ie website.

Please note that USD fees for passports are regularly updated to keep in line with the Euro fees charged by the Passport Office in Ireland. Please also note that from 11th April 2011, fees also apply to persons aged 65 and over.

Type

Eligibility

Fee 
(in USD) 

Standard 10 Year

Available only to those aged 18 years and older

$108

Large 10 Year

Available on request to very frequent travellers aged 18 years and older

$149

Standard 3 Year

Issued to children under 3 years

$22

Standard 5 Year

Issued to youths aged between 3-17 years inclusive

$36

Postage Fees

Certified Mail

$7

Local Courier Service

$21

International Courier Service

$35

Additional fees apply for emergency travel documents issued outside normal hours of opening and/or for same/next day delivery.

Please contact the relevant Consulate or consult their website to determine precise application and postal fees for your location.