Irish Citizens who are over 18, and have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Passport Card online at https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/
If you are not eligible, or do not wish, to apply online, our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application. The guide will answer some of the most common questions like:
If you are resident in Hong Kong or Macau, 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.
If the birth/marriage certificates are not in English, you must submit a certified English version of the original, translated by a registered translator.
If the birth/marriage certificate is not in English, you must also submit certified English versions of the originals, translated by a registered translator.
Poor photo quality is the most common reason for the rejection of applications. Please follow the passport photograph guideline notes that accompany all application forms.
Infants or very young children who can't support themselves should be photographed lying down on a plain, white surface. No one else should appear in the photo, so make sure that hands or arms used to support the child are not visible.
If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, contact us and we will offer you further advice.
A member of one of the professions listed below can witness your passport application form as long as they are satisfied as to your identify and that your four photos are a true likeness of you. Make sure you bring photo identification with you and be aware that the witness may ask you for more proof of identification - this is at their discretion.
Your application form is only valid for six months from the date your witness signs Section 9.
This is an additional requirement for children. Everyone under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parents/guardians to get a passport and this consent must be witnessed. Please note that if either parent has not signed the application form in the presence of a suitable witness, the application cannot be accepted.
The only exception to this is if the applicant is married.
If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must:
If you lose two or more passports, it may restrict the period of validity for your next passport and it may not be possible to receive your passport in less than 10 working days.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
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
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
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 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|
|Swift Code||HSBCHKHHHKHBank Nam|
Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application.
Applications should be submitted to the Consulate General at the following address:
20/F, 33 Des Voeux Road,
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.
It is very important to keep a record of your 11-digit application number as you will not be able to track your passport application without it. A peel-off sticker with the number can be found on the back page of the application form