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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

Information for Online or Paper Applications:

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page on the main DFA.ie website.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page on the main DFA.ie website.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page on the main DFA.ie website.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page on the main DFA.ie website.

Fees:

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

The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for. Make sure to apply in plenty of time. Please note from the 30th of April 2018 all payments must be made by credit/debit card.

Postal applications

  • Standard 10-year passport is €80
  • Large 66 page 10-year passport is €96
  • Standard 5-year passport for those under 18 years is €30

Online Adult renewals

  • Standard 10-year passport is €80 plus €5.00 return postage
  • Large 66-page, 10-year passport is €110 plus €5.00 return postage
  • Passport card is €35 plus €5.00 return postage
  • Standard passport plus passport card is €105 plus €5.00 return postage
  • Large passport plus passport card is €135 plus €5.00 return postage

Emergency Passports

An emergency temporary passport can only be issued on the day in the case of an emergency situation (such as the death or serious illness of a family member). They can be issued from the Passport office in London. 

  • Emergency passport - £26.00 plus the passport fee of £83.00. Total cost £109.00

Counter Applications to the Passport Office in London can be accepted by appointment for urgent travel. We will endeavour to process the passport in time for travel but require a minimum of 5 working days. The following fees apply:

  • Adult - £144 if processed in 5 working days
  • Large - £170 if processed in 5 working days
  • Under 18s - £72 if processed in 5 working days
  • Adult -  £83 if processed in 6 to 40 working days
  • Large - £109 if processed in 6 to 40 working days
  • Under 18s - £39 if processed in 6 to 40 working days

Payment will be taken in Euros. Please ensure that the cardholder has signed Section 1 of the application and entered the expiry date of the card.

Where to apply

Please be aware that you cannot submit your application through a post office in Ireland/ Northern Ireland if you live overseas. All applications must be submitted in your country of residence. This includes residents in Great Britain who must apply through either the designated Post Offices in Glasgow or Liverpool or by post to CORK PASSPORT OFFICE, PO Box 907, SOUTH CITY DSU, CORK, IRELAND. T12 C825, or by appointment at the Embassy of Ireland Passport Office in London. You may also apply online if you meet the criteria.

There are two post offices currently offering a Passport Express service in Great Britain.

Glasgow

Glasgow Post Office
140 West Nile Street
Glasgow
G1 2RD

Liverpool

Liverpool Post Office
1 – 3 South John Street
Liverpool
L1 8BN

Please note that residents in Great Britain cannot apply through the Passport Express Service operated by An Post in Ireland.

The Embassy of Ireland Passport Office London, is located at:

114a Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ES

Tel: 0207 373 4339
Fax: 0207 373 4589

Contact us by email

The Passport Office is open to the public from 09.30 - 16.30 Monday to Friday.

If submitting an application in person, you can make an appointment by , to guarantee a time slot, before visiting the Passport Office at 114a Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ES. Priority for appointments will be given to those with urgent travel needs.

The customer service telephone line is operated between 09.30 and 16.00. Please dial 0207 373 4339 and select the passport option.

If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.

You must check the processing time under Top Passport Questions so that you allow for enough time for your passport to be processed from the date it is received by the Passport Office.