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How to Apply for a Passport

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Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.

First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.

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Apply Offline

Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper application form.

If you are resident outside of Ireland, and you are not eligible or do not wish to apply online, you will need to use an APS2 application form.

APS2 forms are available from the Embassy, Kazanches, Guinea Conakry Street, Addis Ababa (location directly behind the Radisson Blue Hotel) during Embassy opening hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm-5pm

Friday: 8am-12pm

Please note if you are submitting your documents and form, or need to make an appointment with a siplomat to have your form witnessed, you will need to come during consular office hours;

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 12pm & 1:30pm-4pm

Friday: 9am-11:30pm

Further Information

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 Department of Foreign Affairs website.

Passport Fees

Type Eligibility Fee (in Euro)
Standard 10 Year Available only to those aged 18 years and older €95.00
Large 10 Year (66 pages) Available on request to very frequent travellers aged 18 years and older €125.00
Standard 5 Year Standard 5-year passport for those under 18 years €45.00


Online Passports
Standard 10-year passport: €80.00
Large 66-page, 10 year passport: €110.00
Passport Card €35.00
Standard passport plus passport card  €105.00
Large passport plus passport card €135.00

Emergency Passports (issued in limited circumstances only)

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 - €30 plus an out of hours fee of €80.

Passport Certification Fee is €40.

How to Pay:

For passport applications made at the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia, passport fees must be paid in Ethiopian Birr. As exchange rates vary on a weekly basis, please contact the Embassy before you apply to find out the correct fee in Ethiopian Birr for that week.

Please be informed that effective from 1st May 2013 all fees for consular, passport* and visa services should be paid at Zemen Bank, which is located across the main road from the Embassy. The Bank will provide a deposit slip which can be presented at the Embassy, together with all other relevant forms and documents. Zemen Bank is open from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday.

The fees above relate to applications submitted at the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia. If you are applying from Ireland please visit the Passport and Citizenship page on the main Department website.

Where to apply:

The Consular Office at the Embassy of Ireland in Ethiopia is open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.00pm, and Friday from 9am to 11.30am.

You can lodge your application in person at the Embassy from Monday to Friday between these hours. If you require a diplomat to act as a witness, please make an appoitnment ahead of time.