Our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application. You can't apply online but the guide will answer some of the most common questions like:
Read all sections of the passport application form to make sure you've filled it out correctly, including photo requirements and how to get it witnessed properly.
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
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.
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.
Lighting and focus
Glasses, head covers and clothing
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.
People with disabilities
If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, contact us and we will offer you further advice.
Witnessing in Latvia
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:
Type of Passport
|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.