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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 in Hong Kong or Macau and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

APS2 forms are available from the Consulate. Please Contact Us to request an application form. Send us your name, address, contact telephone number and the number of forms you require, and we will post them to you.

If you would like to pay by bank transfer, please let us know and we will also send you our bank account details. Please include a copy of the transfer slip with your application.

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.


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

Fees and Where to apply

The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

Fees effective March 30th, 2017

Adult 10 year   780 HKD

Adult large 10 year  1030 HKD

5-year passport for those under 18 years 370 HKD

Emergency Travel Document*  250HKD

Additional Fees

Out of hours fee** 660HKD

Passport Certification Fee*** 330HKD

*This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and emergency passports.

**The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself.

***This a standard consular fee that is charged for the verification or certification of any document

Payment Options

Payments to the Consulate can be made by bank transfer (see below). You can also present payments in cash or Hong Kong Dollar-denominated cheque drawn on a local bank. We can only accept local currency for applications submitted in Hong Kong. Cheques should be made payable to "Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade Ireland Consulate HK HKD Public Bank".

Bank details for electronic transfers

Bank Name HSBC
Bank Address 1 Queen's Road, Central Hong Kong
Currency Hong Kong Dollar
Account Name Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade Ireland Consulate HK HKD Public Bank A/C
Account No  848-659975-838
Swift Code  HSBCHKHHHKHBank Nam 

Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application.

Where to apply

Applications should be submitted to the Consulate General at the following address:

20/F, 33 Des Voeux Road,
Hong Kong

Telephone: (+852) 2535 0700

Email: Contact Us

First time applications must be submitted in person. Passport renewals will be accepted by post. If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.

The public counter is open from 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.30, Monday – Friday. Consular appointments are available Monday – Thursday, 14.00 – 15.00.