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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.

First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper application form.

If you are resident outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E).

Application forms are available from the Embassy of Ireland in New Delhi or through our Honorary Consulates in Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Nepal or Sri Lanka.

You cannot download the application form.

Contact the Embassy of Ireland

Further Information

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 Department of Foreign Affairs website.

The consular service fees for issue of Passports or emergency travel document are as follows:

Consular Service                                                             

Adult 10 year Standard Passport: Rs. 8,500
Adult 10 year Large Passport: Rs. 11,000
Minor, age 0-17 years, 5-year Passport: Rs.4,000
Emergency Travel Document* : Rs.2,700                                          

* This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and Emergency passports.  

The Embassy does not accept electronic payments (online transfer/Credit & Debit card payments).

Please pay by Bank draft if applying by post.

The draft should be made out in Indian rupees, in favour of 'Embassy of Ireland'