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:
Please note that for any documents, which are not in English, you must also submit a certified English version of the originals, translated by a registered translator.
*If the birth/marriage certificate is not in English, you must also submit certified English versions of the originals, translated by a registered translator*
The information below serves only as a general guide. Please see the more detailed instructions and examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos that accompany the application form.
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.
Identification (Section 9 of your application form)
Consent of parents/guardians (Section 7 of your application form)
Lost, stolen or damaged passports (Section 6 of your application form)
A member of one of the professions listed below, who is not retired and works in Brazil can witness your passport application form as long as they are satisfied as to your identity 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 both their parents/guardians to get a passport and this consent must be witnessed.
The only exception to this is if the child is married.
If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must:
Read our full guide on what to do if your passport is lost or stolen in Brazil
If you lose two or more passports, it may restrict the period of validity for your next passport and it may delay processing of your passport.
Do not, under any circumstances, try to travel on a passport that has been reported as lost or stolen.
Please note that BRL 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.
The following passport fees are applicable from 30th March 2017.
Please also note that should we need to return the application form to you, as a result of it not being correctly completed, the postage costs will have to be paid by you and this will also of course delay the process.
The Embassy cannot accept credit card payments for passports. Payment can be made by cheque payable to Embassy of Ireland or bank draft, please contact us and we will issue a “boleto”
The Passport Office at the Embassy of Ireland is opened Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00.
You can lodge your application in person at the Embassy from Monday to Friday between these hours (please schedule appointment in advance). Alternatively you can post your application to:Embassy of Ireland
Passport applications can also be processed via the Consulate General in São Paulo.
If you decide to post your application, we strongly recommend you use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.