Provided there has been no change of name since the last passport, Irish citizens aged 18 and over, who have previously had an Irish passport, can apply online for a new Passport (Passport Book) and/or a Passport Card. Applying online saves time, costs less and does not require witnessing. For further information or to apply online visit the Passport Online website.
If you are resident in Germany you must use an APS2E application form (this is not the same form as the forms available in the Passport Office in Ireland or a Garda station.)
Request a form by emailing us; or
If you are applying for an Irish passport for the first time, or an applicant whose passport has been expired for 5 years or more, or you have lost your passport you need to include the following:
-When including birth/marriage certificates that are not in English or Irish, you must submit a certified English version of the original, translated by a registered translator.
If you were born outside of Ireland, you must also provide original documents substantiating the basis for your Irish Citizenship. Please consult the following scenarios described below.
Further documents are required in certain cases, please select from the option(s) below for information if:
If the birth/marriage certificates are not in English, you must submit a certified English version of the original, translated by a registered translator.
If the birth/marriage certificate is not in English, you must also submit certified English versions of the originals, translated by a registered translator.
Infants or very young children who can't support themselves should be photographed lying down on a plain, white surface. No one else should appear in the photo, so make sure that hands or arms used to support the child are not visible.
If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, contact us and we will offer you further advice.
Identification (Section 9 of your application form)
Consent of parents/guardians (Section 7 of your application form)
Lost, stolen or damaged passports (Section 6 of your application form)
A member of one of the professions listed below can witness your passport application form as long as the witness is resident in Germany, is not related to you, and is satisfied as to your identify and that your four photos are a true likeness of you. Make sure to bring photo identification with you and be aware that the witness may ask you for additional proof of identification - this is at their discretion.
Unless you are not resident in Germany and are seeking an emergency travel document, If applying in person at the Embassy, please bring your application already witnessed.
Your application form is only valid for six months from the date your witness signs Section 9.
This is an additional requirement for children. Everyone under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parents/guardians to get a passport and this consent must be witnessed.
The only exception to this is if the child is married.
If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must:
If you lose two or more passports, it may restrict the period of validity for your next passport and it may not be possible to receive your passport in less than 10 working days.
|Adult 10 year||€100.00*|
|Adult large 10 year||€130.00*|
|Minor (<18 years) 5 year passport||€50.00*|
|Emergency Travel Document issued during public opening hours||€30.00|
|Emergency Travel Document issued outside of public opening hours||€110.00|
|Emergency Passport issued during public opening hours (where relevant add €5 postage charge to the fee)||€30.00|
|Emergency Passport issued outside of public opening hours||€110.00|
|Passport certification fee||€40.00|
*A €5.00 registered postage charge has been included in these fees. If you are collecting your passport from the embassy deduct €5.00 from the fee.
We do not accept credit or debit cards and accept only Euro cheques drawn from a German bank account. Do not send cash in a postal application. Cash payments are only permitted when lodging an application in person at the embassy or at an honorary consulate. Fees can be paid by bank transfer (Überweisung) from a German bank account to the account below. Remember to include a copy of the Überweisungsbeleg/bank transfer confirmation with your application.
|Account Name||Botschaft von Irland|
|IBAN||DE65 1004 0000 0266 2328 00|
|Reference||Your first name and surname|
Email us with your name, full postal address (including post code) and the number of application forms you require. You can also pick-up an application form at Ireland's honorary consulates in Germany but please do contact them in advance to arrange an appointment.
Apply by post to: Embassy of Ireland, Jägerstraße 51, 10117 Berlin. We strongly encourage you to use registered post or a reliable courier when sending documents. The embassy cannot be held responsible for documents lost during transit.
You can also submit your application in person at the embassy during our public opening hours 09.30-12.30 Monday to Friday. It you cannot attend during our public opening hours, you can also email us to request an afternoon appointment.
Read all sections of the passport application form to make sure you've filled it out correctly, including photo requirements and how to get it witnessed properly.