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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.

First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper 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 Embassy during office hours
  • Contacting us (include your name and full address in the form) and we will post you the forms

Further Information

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.

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 since 11 April 2011, fees also apply to persons aged 65 and over.

Fees are effective from 30 March, 2017

Adult 10 year $105
Adult large 10 year $135
Minor, age 0-17 years, 5 year passport $50
Emergency Travel Document* $35
Additional Fees  
Out of hours fee** $90
Passport Certification Fee*** $45
Postage Fees  
If you are not collecting your new passport and original documents from the Consulate in person please include a $13 courier fee per applicant with your submission. For example an adult over 18 applying for a 10 year standard passport should provide a total fee of $118 ($105 + $13 = $118) $13

Fees may vary across our network of offices in the USA - this is due to the different postage/courier fees that may apply.


The Consulate ONLY accepts payment for passports in the form of money order or certified bank check/draft. Payments should be made payable to “Consulate General of Ireland”.

We do not currently accept credit card, debit cards, cash or personal checks.

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC accepts passport applications from Irish citizens resident in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia or the Caribbean Islands.

Due to high levels of demand, passport applications are taking a minimum of eight weeks to process. Please note that if your passport application is incomplete or unclear, processing may take longer than eight weeks.

The Passport Office at the Consulate General of Ireland In New York is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am to 2pm. You can lodge your application in person during these times; alternatively you can mail your application to:

Passport Office

Consulate General of Ireland

345 Park Avenue, 17th Floor

New York, NY 10154

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