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

New Passport fees effective 30 March 2017



(in USD)

Adult 10 Year Passport

Available only to those aged 18 years and older


Adult Large 48 page 10 year passport 



Minor 5 Year Passport

For young persons 0-17 years 


Emergency Travel Certificate   $55 
Passport Certification   $65

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

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


The Consulate accepts payments for passports in the form of money order or certified bank check/draft only. Payments should be made payable to the ‘Consulate General of Ireland'. The Consulate cannot accept cash, credit/debit card, or personal check payments

Where to apply

The Public Office at the Consulate General of Ireland San Francisco is open Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00.

You can submit your application in person at the Consulate from Monday to Friday between these hours. Alternatively you can post your application to:

Consulate General of Ireland
100 Pine Street #3350
San Francisco
CA 94111
If you decide to post your application, we strongly recommend you use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.