If you are renewing your passport, you are over 18 and are not changing any of the details recorded in your passport you should apply using our Online Passport Application Service.
For all other applications please use the How to Apply for a Passport Guide below:
This guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application and answers some of the most common questions.
If you are resident in Japan, you need to use an APS2 application form.
APS2 forms are available:
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.
What are the guidelines for passport photographs?
The information below serves only as a general guide. Please see the more detailed instructions and examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos that accompany the application form.
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, please use our contact us page to let us know and we will offer you further advice.
Witnessing in Japan
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 they are satisfied as to your identify and that your four photos are a true likeness of you. Make sure you bring photo identification with you and be aware that the witness may ask you for more proof of identification - this is at their discretion.
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.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for.
Below is the Embassy Passport Fee Table:
Fee (from 1 December 2017)
Standard 10 Year
Applicable only to those aged 18 and over
|Large 10 year||
66 page passport for persons aged 18 and over
|Standard 5 Year||Applicable to all applicants under 18||YEN 5,900|
|Postage||If you wish to have the processed passport posted to you||YEN 700|
Please make sure to include the appropriate fee, including postage charges, if required.
The Embassy of Ireland Passport Office Tokyo, is located at
Ireland House 5F,
Tel: (03) 3263-0695
Fax: (03) 3265-2275
The Passport Office is open to the public from 10.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on certain Japanese and Irish public holidays, outlined on our Embassy closure dates page.
If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend that you use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.
It is very important to keep a record of your 11-digit application number as you will not be able to track your passport application without it. A peel-off sticker with the number can be found on the back page of the application form.