If your passport is lost or stolen while on holiday in the Czech Republic you must immediately report the loss or theft to your nearest police station and obtain a police report.
The police report will sometimes be accepted by some airlines in lieu of a passport, and this may allow you to travel back to Ireland. However, you should always check with your airline before going to the airport.
1. If your airline will not accept the police report, you should contact the Embassy to make arrangements for an alternative travel document.
Minimum requirements to apply for an Emergency Travel Document:
- A fully completed application form
- Your original police report
- Two passport photographs
- Proof of your travel itinerary
- Additional form of photo-identification. If you do not have an alternative photo i.d. with you in the Czech Republic, you will need to ask somebody to bring your original long form birth certificate (and civil marriage certificate in the case of a married woman whose passport name is in her married surname), to a Garda Station in Ireland and fax a copy to the Embassy.
- The relevant fee – 400 CZK paid in cash in the exact amount to the Embassy
- Depending on your situation, we may require additional evidence in support of your application
Please bear in mind this service is not available outside of office hours except in case of emergency. You may need to arrange a new flight to allow you time to obtain a travel document.
2. If you are in an emergency situation requiring urgent travel (such as the death or serious illness of a family member)
Contact the Embassy, by phoning + 420 257 011 280 (outside normal working hours).
If you are resident in the Czech Republic and your passport has been lost or stolen, you must follow the following steps:
1. Immediately report the loss or theft to your nearest police station and obtain a police report.
2. Apply to the Embassy of Ireland, Prague for a full new passport. For general advice, please see our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport.
All applicants must include:
- A completed and witnessed APS2 application form.
- 4 Passport Photographs (2 witnessed)
- Previous passport if you have had one
- Original long form birth certificate. This must be included for all under 18s and for adults if you have lost your passport, or if applying for your first passport.
- Civil Marriage Certificate (if you are changing your name)
With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of falsified passports, there are additional safeguards for the passport application procedure for those adults seeking to replace a lost or stolen passport.
If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must also supply the following documents:
- Additional form of photo-identification; e.g. certified copy of a drivers licence, work ID; student card; social club membership; passport from other country etc.
- Evidence of entitlement to Irish citizenship, where applicable
- Documentary evidence to show use of name, e.g. payslips; records of unemployment or disability payment; bank statement; college registration etc.; and
- Evidence of residency at the application address, e.g. utility bills; official correspondence from public or private sector etc.