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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.


Passport Fees - Effective 30 March 2017

NOTE: Cash is not accepted

Regular Passport Services

Fee in AUD


Standard Adult Passport (10 year validity, 34 pages)


Large Adult Passport (10 year validity, 66 pages)


Minor's Passport (5 year validity, 34 pages, age 0 - 17)


In cases of genuine emergency, the Embassy can produce emergency travel documents which are non-biometric and are of limited validity. An application for a full passport is required and the fees below are in addition to the fee for a full passport. Please contact the Embassy for further details.

Emergency Passport Services

Fee in AUD


Emergency Travel Document


Out of Hours Fee



For those making an application through the Embassy in Canberra, payment can be made by Money Order (from Australia Post), Bank Cheque, in Australian dollars, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Money Orders or Bank Cheques should be made payable to "Embassy of Ireland".

For those making an application through the Consulates in Sydney or Perth please refer to their websites for payment details.

Details for payment by bank (EFT) transfer for applicants through the Embassy only are given below. Please ensure that you include your full name in the observation entry. Please print off a copy of the receipt and attach it to your passport application as proof of payment.

BANK Account Name: Department of Foreign Affairs

BANK Address: Commonwealth Bank, Level 1, Bank House, Cnr London Cct and Ainslie Ave, ACT

BSB: 062900

Account number: 10894026

Description: Full name and date of birth (e.g. John Murphy 14/01/1989)

Credit Card - We regret that due to a change in the regulations relating to credit card processing, we cannot accept credit card payments. You should NOT enter credit card details in section 1 of the passport application form.

Postage and collection

If you wish your passport to be returned to you by post, you are required to provide a self-addressed Express post PLASTIC satchel with signature on delivery sticker attached (available from any Australia Post outlet) or registered post envelope of appropriate size for the return of your new passports and original documents.

Pre-stamped envelopes or express post paper envelopes are NOT acceptable. Paper envelopes are not recommended by Australia Post for sending passports as they can be damaged easily in the mailing system. Satchels without signature on delivery stickers are left in letterboxes from which theft can occur. The signature on delivery sticker ensures that if you are not at home to sign for your passport it will be held at your local post office for you to pick up.

Where to Apply

The Embassy accepts applications from residents in Australia.

Those resident in New South Wales should apply through the Consulate General in Sydney.

Those resident in Western Australia may apply through the Honorary Consulate in Perth.

All others should apply through the Embassy.

Application should be sent to:

Embassy of Ireland
Passport Office
20 Arkana Street
ACT 2600

You can also submit your application in person during office hours. If posting your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.