Irish Citizens who are over 18, and have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Passport Card online at:- https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/
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 you are resident in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), you need to use an original APS2 application form. They are available in English (APS2E)
APS2 forms are available:
Please bear in mind, it is not possible to expedite any application to replace a lost/stolen passport
Please be aware that applicants may be requested to provide further information and/or attend for interview at the Embassy.
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 will offer you further advice
The information below is intended only as a general guide. Please read all the instructions that accompany the application form for detailed advice on the documents required in your particular case.
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.
Sign Section 8 of the form in the presence of the witness. Everyone aged seven and over must sign their own form.
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.***
Do not, under any circumstances, try to travel on a passport that has been reported as lost or stolen even if it has been recovered
Please note that KRW fees are regularly updated to keep in line with the Euro fees charged by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Ireland.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
Apply for a Passport via the Embassy
From April 2017 for all applicants under 18 years there is one type of passport with a five year validity. The three year passport is discontinued.
Emergency (Temporary) Passports
This fee applies to both Emergency (Temporary) Passports & Emergency Travel Certificates & and both adult & minor applicants.
From April 2017 there is NO ‘expedited service’ for applications via the Embassy.
Please make sure to include the appropriate Korean fee in total in the form of cash (when applying in person) or postal money order (when applying by post). It is not possible for the Embassy to take card payments for passport applications.
APPLY FOR A PASSPORT ON-LINE (NOT VIA THE EMBASSY)-ADULT RENEWAL APPLICATION ONLY
From 31 March 2017 there is an option to renew adult passport online. The cost of submitting on-line for adults will be as below plus an International postage fee (where applicable) of €5.
The Embassy of Ireland Seoul is located at:Leema Bldg. 13F., 42, Jongro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 03152
T: (02) 721 7200 / F: (02) 774 6458
The Embassy is 5 minutes' walk from Gwanghwamun Station on the purple Line number 5, Exit No.2, the Leema Building in which the Embassy is located directly behind Nat’l Museum of Korean Contemporary History – formerly the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which is beside the US Embassy.
The Embassy is open to the public from 09.00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:00, Monday to Friday
If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.
It is very important to keep a record of your 11-digit application number as you will not be able to track your passport application without it. A peel-off sticker with the number can be found on the back page of the application form.