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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Card online.

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 outside Ireland, you will need to use an APS2 application form.

You can obtain the form at the Embassy or the office of the Honorary Consulate in Alexandria. It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E). The form is not downloadable.

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.


The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

Standard Passports

Standard 10-year passport:


Large 66-page, 10-year passport:


Standard 5-year passport for children between 3 and 18 years:


Standard 3-year passport for children under 3 years:


Temporary Passports



Under 18:


Children Under 3:


Emergency Travel Certificates


Only intended for people who have lost their passport, or who have had their passport stolen, and must urgently travel home.  Only valid for one single trip.

We do not accept cards at the embassy, but you can pay in cash in either euros or local currency. Please contact the embassy for confirmation of current fees in EGP. 

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland in Cairo is located at:

18, Hassan Sabry Street,
11211 Zamalek,

The Honorary Consulate in Alexandria is located at:

55 Sultan Hussein Street,
Azarita, Alexandria

Passport applications must be submitted to the Embassy in person by the applicant. Please contact the Embassy directly on +202 27287100 in order to book an appointment.