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How to apply for a passport

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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.

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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.

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) 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.

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.

Did you know, if you are renewing your child’s passport you can now apply online?

Passport Cards are also available for child applicants (these must be applied for as part of a bundle).


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

10 year Adult Passport €95
10 year Adult Large Passport  €125
5 year Passport for those under 18 years €45
Postage fee (if you would like the Embassy to send your passport by registered post within Finland) €11
Emergency Travel Document (for urgent travel to Ireland; valid for one journey only) €30
Fees must be paid by bank transfer to the following account: We do not accept cash, credit or debit cards.
Bank: Nordea
Account Name: Embassy of Ireland
IBAN: FI81 2153 1800 0247 79

Application Forms

APS2 forms are available: 

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland in Helsinki is located at:

Erottajankatu 7 A, 3rd floor
00130 Helsinki

For General, passport and visa enquiries:

Phone: +358 9 68 24 240

Contact Us

The Passport Section is open to the public from 09.00 - 12.00 and in the afternoons 14.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday.

If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.