Irish Citizens in Poland who are over 18 and have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Passport Card online.
If you are not eligible or do not wish to apply online, our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application. The guide will answer some of the most common questions like:
If these documents are not in English, you must also submit a certified translation of the originals to English
If these documents are not in English, you must also submit a certified translation of the originals to English.
Poor quality photographs are the main reason we have to reject passport applications. Bring these photo guidelines with you to your photographer to ensure that your photo complies fully with the requirements.
If you don’t make sure the witness signs, writes the form number and stamps on the back of two photos, you’ll have to submit a new application form and photos.
The photos should show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up between 70% and 80% of the frame
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.
If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, contact us and we can advise you.
Witnesses are not required for online renewals. If you are not eligible or do not wish to apply online, you will need a witness to sign the APS2 application form.
Witnessing in Poland
A member of one of the professions listed below, who is not retired and works in Poland 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.
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 both 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 (16 or 17 years old).
If your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must:
Read our full guide on what to do if your passport has been lost or stolen in Poland
If you lose two or more passports, the period of validity for your next passport may be restricted, and the processing of your passport application may be delayed.
Do not, under any circumstances, try to travel on a passport that has been reported lost or stolen.
Fees for online renewals are available on the Department's main website.
From 30 March 2017, the following fees apply for passport applications made through the Embassy:
**The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself.*This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and emergency passports.
***This a standard consular fee that is charged for the verification or certification of any document
Payment is by bank transfer. Credit or debit card payments cannot be accepted.
Bank account: Embassy of Ireland, ul. Mysia 5, 00-496 Warsaw
Bank: Citibank Handlowy, Poland
PL 14 1030 1061 0000 0000 3017 5034 – for transfers in PLN
PL 36 1030 1061 0000 0000 3017 5026 – for transfers in EUR
SWIFT/BIC code – CITIPLPX
You should send your application form and documents by registered post to:
ul. Mysia 5
We strongly recommend that you use registered post or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.
The Passport office is open to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
The best way of contacting the Passport Office is by email.
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.