How quickly can I get my passport?
The following are the current approximate processing times for passport applications received at Embassy Brussels.
|Adult Renewals||5 weeks (online: 10 days + post)|
|Minor Renewals||5 weeks|
|Replacement of lost/stolen/damaged passport||5 weeks|
|First Time Adult Applications*||10 Weeks|
|First Time Minor applications**||6 weeks|
* 'First Time Adult Applications' refers only to adults who have never previously held an Irish passport or adults whose previous Irish passport expired more than 5 years ago.
** 'First Time Minor Applications' refers only to children who have never previously held an Irish passport or whose previous Irish passport expired more than 5 years ago.
The above estimated waiting times are based on receipt of a correctly completed application form with the correct supporting documents (where applicable).
Applicants should allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks for processing of applications lodged via the Embassy.
Emergency passports are only issued in cases of a genuine emergency, such as a family bereavement or medical emergency. Documentary evidence of an emergency will be requested.
In all other circumstances such as passport expiration, you will have to renew online or lodge an application at the Embassy.
Remember: It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid prior to making travel arrangements.