If you are an Irish citizen in France there are two possible ways to apply for a passport depending on your situation:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
12 avenue Foch
Passport applications can also be lodged at the public counter during our opening times.