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How to apply for a passport

France - How and where to apply, current passport fees and methods of payment

If you are an Irish citizen in France there are two possible ways to apply for a passport depending on your situation:

Online Adult Applications

If you are an adult renewing your passport you may apply online. 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 to children or first time adult applicants. Information on full conditions and fees.

Paper Applications

First time applicants, those changing a detail on their passport and those under 18 must use a paper application. Those who prefer not to apply online may also lodge a paper application. The fees apply as shown below.

Fees

Adult 10-year passport:

€95.00

Adult Large 10 year Passport (66 pages)

€125.00

Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year Passport

€45.00

Postage fee (if you want the Embassy in Paris to send your passport by registered post within France)

€8.00

Passport Card

The Passport Card is available to all Irish citizens who are over 18 years and hold a valid Irish Passport. The Passport Card is accepted for travel within the European Union and the European Economic Area and is valid for up to 5 years. Applications must be made online. In this case the Embassy has no involvement in the application process and your passport card will be posted directly from Ireland.

Emergency Travel Certificates and Temporary Passports

Irish citizens who have lost their passport, or who have had their passport stolen while on holiday in France (or Monaco) can request an Emergency Travel Certificate, a single use travel document to allow one trip back to Ireland. Applicants must come in person to the Embassy in Paris. Emergency Travel Certificates are not normally issued to Irish citizens resident in France (or Monaco).

In the case of urgent, unanticipated travel due to a genuine emergency, the Embassy may at its discretion issue a Temporary Passport. These are only issued in special circumstances, therefore evidence of the emergency will be required. Temporary Passports have a limited validity. Applicants must submit a full passport application form and applicable supporting documents. Temporary Passports are not normally issued to minors or first time applicants.

Fees

Temporary Passport or Emergency Travel Certificate

€30.00

Additional fee applicable when applying outside of normal office hours

€80.00


In order to apply for either of the above you must call 01441 76700 in advance of coming to the Embassy.

Methods of payment

The Embassy only accepts Euro cheques drawn from a French bank account or French postal orders. If you are applying by post, please pay by cheque made payable to 'Ambassade d'Irlande'. Please ensure that you include the postage fee of €8, if applicable.

If you are applying in person at our public office, you may pay by cheque or by cash (exact change please).

Please do not send cash in the post. The Embassy does not accept credit/debit cards.

Where to apply

If you choose to post your application to the Embassy in Paris, we strongly recommend that you use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The postal address is:

Ambassade d’Irlande

12 avenue Foch

75116 Paris

Passport applications can also be lodged at the public counter during our opening times.

Honorary Consulates in France and Monaco - How and where to apply

https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/france/about-us/team-ireland/

Antibes/Cannes

Mr. Pierre Joannon
Honorary Consulate General of Ireland
St. Michel
69, avenue du Roi Albert
La Californie
06400 Cannes
France
Tel:  + 33 6 77 69 14 36
E-mail: p.joannon@orange.fr

Cherbourg

Mr. Ole Gregre Bockmann
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Gare Maritime Sud
50100 Cherbourg
France
Tel:  + 33 2 33 44 11 11
Fax: + 33 2 33 23 44 40
E-mail: shamrock@wanadoo.fr
 

Lyon

Mr Bruno Boccard
Honorary Consul of Ireland
158 Avenue Roger Salengro
69100 Villeurbanne
Lyon
France
Tel:  + 33 6 70 40 14 01
Fax: + 33 4 78 89 64 20
E-mail: irishconsulat@gmail.com
 
Monaco
 
Dr. Michael Smurfit
Consulat Honoraire d'Irlande
Le Sardanapale
2 Avenue Princesse Grace
MC98000 Monaco
Tel:  + 33 6 14 10 00 79
Fax: + 37 7 93 15 70 01
E-mail: mwjsoffice@monaco.mc
 

There are two possible ways to apply for a passport depending on your situation:

Online Adult Applications

If you are an adult renewing your passport you may apply online. In this case the Honorary Consulate has no involvement in the application process. This option is not available to children or first time adult applicants and the passport will be posted directly to the address on your application. Information on full conditions and fees.

Paper Applications

First time applicants, those changing a detail on their passport and those under 18 must use a paper application. Those who prefer not to apply online have the option to submit a paper application through the Embassy of Ireland in Paris.  Please contact your nearest Honorary Consulate or the Embassy to request a passport application form and find out about the fees and methods of payment and see info above.

Emergency Travel Certificates 

Irish citizens who have lost their passport, or who have had their passport stolen while on holidays in France or Monaco can request an Emergency Travel Certificate, a single use travel document to allow one trip back to Ireland. Applicants must come in person to the Embassy or Honorary Consulate by appointment. Emergency Travel Certificates are not normally issued to Irish citizens resident in France or Monaco.