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How to apply for a passport

Apply Online

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.

Apply Online

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.

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:

By contacting us

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.


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
  • 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:

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