How to apply for a passport
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.
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.
If you are resident in France, you need to use an APS2 form.
If you are normally resident in France you must apply through the Passport Section of the Embassy in Paris, rather than in Ireland or another Embassy, using an APS 2E form. This is the case even if you are temporarily outside of France. APS2 forms are available:
Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main DFA.ie website.
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
- Temporary Passport or Emergency Travel Certificate: €30.00
- Additional fee applicable when applying outside of normal office hours: €80.00
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.
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:
12 avenue Foch
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
Antibes/CannesMr. Pierre Joannon
Honorary Consulate General of Ireland
69, avenue du Roi Albert
Tel: + 33 6 77 69 14 36E-mail: email@example.com
CherbourgMr. Ole Gregre Bockmann
Honorary Consul of Ireland
Gare Maritime Sud
Tel: + 33 2 33 44 11 11
Fax: + 33 2 33 23 44 40
LyonMr Bruno BoccardHonorary Consul of Ireland
158 Avenue Roger Salengro
Tel: + 33 6 70 40 14 01
Fax: + 33 4 78 89 64 20
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Monaco Dr. Michael SmurfitConsulat Honoraire d'Irlande
2 Avenue Princesse Grace
Tel: + 33 6 14 10 00 79
Fax: + 37 7 93 15 70 01E-mail: email@example.com