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Can I get my passport today?

How quickly can I get my passport?

The following are the current approximate processing times for passport applications received at Embassy Brussels.

Adult Renewals 4 weeks (online: 10 days + post)
Minor Renewals & First Time Minor Applications 4 weeks
Replacement of lost/stolen passport 4 weeks
First Time Adult Applications* 6-7 weeks

*'First Time Adult Applications' refers only to people who have never previously held an Irish passport or whose passport expired more than 5 years ago.

An emergency passport can only be issued in cases of a genuine emergency, such as a family bereavement or medical emergency. Documentary evidence will be requested.

In all other circumstances such as passport expiration, you will have to renew online or lodge an application at the Embassy.