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 Shanghai, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang or Anhui, you should submit an APS2 application form to the Consulate General of Ireland in Shanghai.
APS2 forms are available:
You will need to include:
If you are applying for an Irish passport for the first time or have lost your passport you need to include the following:
Further documents are required in certain cases, please select from the option(s) below for information if:
If you were born outside Ireland to a parent born on the island of Ireland, you will also need:
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 neither of your parents were born in Ireland but you can claim Irish Citizenship by descent, you will also need:
If you are a naturalised Irish Citizen, you will also need:
If the birth/marriage certificate is not in English, you must also submit certified English versions of the originals, translated by a registered translator.
Born Abroad and adopted under Irish Law
Note: The photograph requirements of the Passport Office are very specific and are unfamiliar to Chinese photographers. Make sure you bring the photograph guidelines with you to the photographer and check the photos against the template provided.
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 in section 7 (for minors) and section 9 (for adults) of the APS2 Form 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.
The only exception to this is if the child is married.
Please note that applications for children who are under seven (i.e. when a parent or legal guardian must sign in place of the child) must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian. One of the parents (or a legal guardian, in cases where the child does not have parents) must be in China to submit the application.
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:
Fees are effective from 30 March 2017
|Service Type||Fees (Euro)||Fees (RMB)|
|Adult 10 year||€95||705|
|Adult large 10 year||€125||930|
|5-year passport for those under 18 years||€45||335|
|Emergency Travel Document*||€30||225|
|Out of hours fee**||€80||595|
|Passport Certification Fee***||€40||295|
*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
Please contact us if you think you need an emergency passport. You should note that in order to exit China on a new passport, you must apply to your local Entry-Exit Management Bureau for an exit visa. This process takes at least five working days and the Embassy has no role in this.
Fees for Passport applications lodged in Shanghai may be paid in cash, by Chinese postal order or by bank draft. Please only pay in cash if you are paying directly at the Embassy.
Postal orders should be made out to: 爱尔兰领事馆 (The Consulate of Ireland). The applicants name and date of birth should be written in the comments at the bottom of the postal order.
Bank drafts must be made out to: Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland. The applicants name and date of birth should be written on the back of the bank draft.
In the event the application is for a child please have the name of the buyer of the postal order or bank draft written on the back.
The Consulate cannot accept payment by personal cheque or Euro cash.
The Consulate General of Ireland in Shanghai is located at:
Consulate General of Ireland Shanghai, Suite 700A (West Tower), Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai 200040
Tel: +86 21 6010 1360
Fax: +86 21 6279 8739
The public office of the Consulate is open from Monday to Friday, 09:30-12:30 and from 13:30-16:30. If you choose to post your application, 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.
Read all sections of the passport application form to make sure you've filled it out correctly, including photo requirements and how to get it witnessed properly.