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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 Applications

If you are renewing a passport which has not expired by more than five years, 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 available for both adults and children. Turnaround times are significantly faster than paper-based applications. Information on full conditions and fees.

Fees - Online Passport Renewal Service


  • Standard 10-year passport is €75
  • Large 66-page, 10-year passport is €105
  • Passport Card is €35
  • Standard passport plus Passport Card bundle is €100
  • Large passport plus Passport Card bundle is €130


  • Standard 5-year passport for those under 18 years is €20
  • Large 66-page, 5-year passport for those under 18 years is €50
  • Standard 5-year passport plus Passport Card bundle for those under 18 years is €45
  • Large 66-page, 5-year passport plus Passport Card bundle for those under 18 years is €75

There is an additional €5 postal fee for each child application to cover the cost of returning documents to the applicant.

There is an additional €5 postal fee if you reside outside Ireland.

Please note that a single payment of €5 applies to applications for children resident outside Ireland.

Paper Applications

First time applicants, and those whose passport has expired over 5 years ago, must use a paper application. Those who prefer not to apply online may also lodge a paper application. Please contact your nearest Honorary Consulate or the Embassy to request a passport application form. The fees apply as shown below.

 Fees – Paper Applications

  • 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.


  • Temporary Passport or Emergency Travel Certificate: €30.00
  • Additional fee applicable when applying outside of normal office hours: €80.00

Methods of payment

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

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


Mr. Pierre Joannon
Honorary Consulate General of Ireland
St. Michel
69, avenue du Roi Albert
La Californie
06400 Cannes
Tel:  + 33 6 77 69 14 36


Mr. Ole Gregre Bockmann
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Gare Maritime Sud
50100 Cherbourg
Tel:  + 33 2 33 44 11 11
Fax: + 33 2 33 23 44 40


Mr Bruno Boccard
Honorary Consul of Ireland
158 Avenue Roger Salengro
69100 Villeurbanne
Tel:  + 33 6 70 40 14 01
Fax: + 33 4 78 89 64 20
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