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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.

Information for online and paper applications

Application forms are available by contacting the Embassy or by calling us directly on +371 6703 9370. It is essential that the application form is completed correctly and that you have enclosed all the documentation required, e.g. photographs and certificates. Any errors will mean we have to return your application and this may delay you from receiving your passport in time to travel.

Pay particular attention to the following:

Minors – birth certificate (and previous passport if issued) to be submitted in all cases

  • For children born in Ireland since 1 January 2005 – birth certificate and passport of one parent is also required
  • Documentation – original certificates in all cases, accompanied by a notarised English language translation where appropriate
  • Photographs – comply with the regulations set in the Passport Photograph Guidelines page of the application form. Photos should be no more than 6 months old.
  • Signature – clearly written within the signature box

We would advise that you make an appointment with an officer in the Embassy so that we can go through the form with you to ensure that it is completed correctly.

All applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of your planned travel date.

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:

Type of Passport



Adult 10 years €95
Adult Large 10 years €125
Minor, age 0 - 17 years 5 years €45
Emergency travel document 1 journey to Ireland €30

 The Embassy offers a passport service between the hours of 10.00am and 12.00pm. Contact +371 6703 9370 to make an appointment.