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:
If you are resident outside of Ireland, you need to use an APS2 application form.
They are available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E) at the Embassy of Ireland in Romania. You can either pick up the form at the Embassy or Contact Us to send you one.
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.
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.
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 applicant 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.
How much does an Irish Passport cost?
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
|Adult 10 year||€95- 430 RON|
|Adult large 10 year||€125- 565 RON|
|Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year passport||€45- 205 RON|
|Emergency Travel Document*||€30- 135 RON|
|Out of hours fee**||€80- 361 RON|
|Passport Certification Fee***||€40- 181 RON|
We do not accept cards at the embassy, but you can pay in cash.
Fees can also be paid by bank transfer or deposit to the following account:
Account Name - Embassy of Ireland
Bank - ING Bank
IBAN - RO21INGB0001008552850710
If you choose to pay by bank transfer/deposit please include a copy of the bank transfer/deposit slip with your application.
The Embassy of Ireland in Bucharest is located at:
Str. Buzeşti, nr. 50-52, et. 3, sector 1, Bucureşti
Banca: ING Bank, sucursala ING Metropolis (Bd. Iancu de Hunedoara, nr. 48, sector 1)
Passport applications can be delivered by post or by a reputable courier without coming to the Embassy.
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.
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.
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.
Filling out the form incorrectly will lead to delays in the processing of your application.