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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Card online.

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 Japan, you need to use an APS2 application form.  

APS2 forms are available:

  • Renewal applicants applying online do not need a form.
  • First time and renewal applicants contact us via this form with your postal address and we will send a form by post.
  • At the Embassy of Ireland in Tokyo, Ireland House 5F, 2-10-7 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083

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:



Fee (from 1 December 2017) 

Standard 10 Year

Applicable only to those aged 18 and over

YEN 12,500

Large 10 year 

66 page passport for persons aged 18 and over

YEN 16,500
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.

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland Passport Office Tokyo, is located at

Ireland House 5F,
Tokyo 102-0083

Tel: (03) 3263-0695
Fax: (03) 3265-2275

Contact Us

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.