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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 Greece, you need to use an APS2 application form. 

It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E) from the following locations:

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.

The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

Passport Application via Embassy


Adult 10 year


Adult large 10 year


Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year passport


Online Renewal*


Standard adult passport


Large adult passport


Passport card


Standard passport plus passport card


Large passport plus passport card


*please note that additional postage fees may apply.

*All applications made by post are subject to a €5 postage fee.

How to Pay

We do not accept cash (even for payment in person), credit/debit cards, cheques or postal prders.

Fees should be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

Account Name – Embassy of Ireland
Bank –  Alpha Bank
IBAN – GR07 0140 1010 1010  0200 1000  388

Please make sure that you include a copy of the bank transfer counterfoil slip (or printout if the transfer is done online) with your application. Please make sure to include your name in the narrative of the transfer, so that we can identify your payment.

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland Passport Section Athens, is located at:

7, Leof. Vas. Konstantinou

Athens 106 74

Tel: +30 210 72 32 771, Fax: +30 210 72 93 383 or Email Us

The Passport Section is open to the public from 09.30 – 13.00hrs Monday to Friday.

We would encourage you to consult the relevant section of our website regarding the service you require before contacting the Embassy. Passport application forms can be ordered online.

If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.