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How to apply for a Passport

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

If you are not eligible, or do not wish, to apply online, our guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application. The guide will answer some of the most common questions like:

  • what form you need and where to get one
  • documents you need to include
  • photograph requirements
  • witnessing an application form
  • how to submit it
  • passport fees

Applying Online for a Passport Book / Passport Card

Irish Citizens in Finland who are over 18 years, and have previously held an Irish Passport* can now apply for their Passport Book online at In this case, the Embassy has no involvement in the application process and your Passport will be posted directly from Ireland. This option is not available for applicants under 18 or first time adult applicants.

Irish Citizens over 18 years who hold a valid Irish Passport or who are applying for a passport renewal online can apply for a Passport Card online at The Passport Card is accepted for travel within the European Union and the European Economic Area** and is valid for up to 5 years. As the application must be made online, the Embassy has no involvement in the application process and your passport card will be posted directly from Ireland.

Fees for Online Applications

Adult 10 year passport: €80

Passport Card: €35

Adult 10 Year Passport and Passport Card when applied for together: €105

Postal Fee to Finland: €5

Applying at the Embassy

Irish Citizens resident in Finland who are: 1) First time applicants; 2) Holders of an Irish passport which expired more than 5 years ago; 3) Wishing to change their name on their passport; 4) Under 18 years; or 5) Applying for a Business Passport; must apply at the Embassy. Applicants who are eligible to apply online but would prefer to lodge a paper application, may also do so.

Applicants must complete and submit a paper application known as an APS2 form with the required documents and fee to the Embassy in Helsinki. APS2 forms are available at the Embassy in Helsinki, or upon request, the Embassy can send you the passport application form by post. This may be subject to postage fees.

Please read carefully the above tabs for instructions on what documents should be included, the photograph requirements, witnessing the application and paper application fees.

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*Your Passport Book must have expired less than 5 years prior and your Passport Number must begin with either the letter ‘P’ or ‘L followed by another letter and 7 digits e.g. PA1234567. Passport holders whose passports begin with the letter P or L followed by 6 digits e.g. P123456 are not eligible for online application and must apply via the paper route ’.

**Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania.