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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.

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Passport Card on line at:

If you are not eligible, or do not wish, to apply online, you can apply through the Embassy using an APS2 application form. The form is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E) at the Embassy of Ireland in Nairobi, Kenya. The form is not downloadable.

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 fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

Standard Passports
Standard 10-year passport €95.00
Large 66-page, 10 year passport €125.00
Standard 5-year passport for those under 18 years €45.00
Online Passports
Standard 10-year passport: €80.00
Large 66-page, 10 year passport: €110.00
Passport Card €35.00
Standard passport plus passport card  €105.00
Large passport plus passport card €135.00

Emergency Passports (issued in limited circumstances only)

Only intended for people who have lost their passport, or who have had their passport stolen, and must urgently travel home. Only valid for one single trip - €30 plus an out of hours fee of €80.

Passport Certification Fee is €40.

We do not accept cards at the embassy, but you can pay in cash or by cheque.

Fees can also be paid in Kenyan Shillings, please contact the Embassy for the current fees.

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland in Kenya is located at:

Delta Office Suites (4th floor)
Waiyaki Way

Postal address:

Embassy of Ireland,
P.O. Box 30659 00100,

Passport Applications can be delivered by a delivery person or by a reputable courier without coming to the Embassy.

We would encourage you to consult the relevant section of our website regarding the service you require before contacting the Embassy.

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.