Our How to Apply for an Irish Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport Application. Unfortunately you are unable to apply for a first time passport online but the guide will cover some of the most common questions related to the application.
If you are over the age of 18 you could be able to renew online from the following link: Passport Online Application
In general one should allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of a passport.
You will need to include:
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 certificates are not in English, you must submit a certified English version of the original, translated by a registered translator.
Infants or very young children who can't support themselves should be photographedlying 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, contact us and we will offer you further advice.
A member of one of the professions listed below can witness your passport application form as long as they are satisfied as to your identity 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.
Sign Section 8 of the form in the presence of the witness. Everyone aged seven and over must sign their own form.
The witness must:
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.
The witness must:
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 delay the processing of your new passport.
Do not, under any circumstances, try to travel on a passport that has been reported as lost or stolen.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
|Adult 10 year||€95|
|Adult large 10 year||€125|
|Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year passport||€45|
|Emergency Travel Document*||€30|
|Out of hours fee**||€80|
|Passport Certification Fee***||€40|
We do not accept cards at the Embassy, but you can pay in cash.
The Embassy of Ireland is located at:
Embassy of Ireland,
Ix-Xatt ta’ Ta’ Xbiex
Ta’ Xbiex, Malta
We would encourage you to consult the relevant section of our website regarding the service you require before contacting the Embassy.
If you want us to send you a passport application form by post please e-mail or call us and we will send it out to you. If you need more than one form please let us know.
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.