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How to apply for a passport

Apply Online

This is the fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!

You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

If you are resident outside Ireland and do not qualify or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

If you are resident in Bulgaria or Georgia or Armenia, you need to use an APS2 application form.

APS2 forms are available:

 By contacting us 
 By contacting the consulate of Ireland in Armenia 
 By contacting the consulate of Ireland in Georgia 

Information for online and paper applications

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.



Fee (EUR)

Fee (BGN)

Adult 10-year passport

Applicable to those over 18



Adult large 10-year passport

Available to frequent travellers over 18



Minor 5-year passport

Applicable to all aged 0-17 years inclusive



Emergency Travel Certificate/Emergency Passport

Only issued to people who have lost or had their passport stolen,

and must urgently travel to Ireland



Additional Fees

Out-of-hours fee

The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself



Passport certification fee

A standard consular fee charged for the verification

or certification of documents



How to make a payment

The Embassy accepts payments made in cash and by bank transfer. Payment by cheque, bank draft or credit card is not accepted. Here are our account details:

Bank Account Name: Department of Foreign Affairs
Bank Address: Bulgarian American Credit Bank, 2 Slavyanska St, Sofia
EURO Bank Account Number: BG48BGUS91601400836301
BGN Account Number: BG66BGUS91601000836301

IMPORTANT: When arranging bank transfer, please ensure that the application number and name of applicant are included in the details of the transfer.

Sending your application documents

The Embassy does not recommend that important documents such as passports are sent via the standard postal system. If you do not wish to collect your passport in person we recommend that you use a courier service.

Where to apply

You should send your application form and documents to:

Embassy of Ireland,
Platinum Business Centre,
26-30 Bacho Kiro Street,
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria