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How to Apply for a Passport

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Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.

First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.

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Apply Offline

Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper application form.

If you are resident outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E).

APS2 forms are available:

  • By calling to the Embassy during office hours
  • Contacting us (include your name and full address in the form) and we will post you the forms.

Further Information

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page from the Passport Service.


Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main website.


The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

* Fees are effective March 30th, 2017 *

Standard Passports

Standard 10-year passport:

€80 (SR 370)

Large 66-page, 10-year passport:

€125 (SR 575)

Minor, age 0-17 years, 5 year passport :

€45 (SR 210)

Emergency Travel Document*

€30 (SR 140)

Additional Fees

Out of Hours Fee** €80 (SR 370)

Passport Certification Fee*** €40 (SR 190)

*This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and emergency passports.

**The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself.

***This a standard consular fee that is charged for the verification or certification of any document

We do not accept cards at the Embassy, but you can pay in cash.

Where to apply

The address of the Embassy of Ireland in Riyadh is:

Diplomatic Quarter
P.O. Box 94349
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia.

The location of the Irish Embassy is shown on this map.

Passport applications can be delivered by registered post or by a reputable courier without coming to the Embassy.  In cases where an approved passport is sent to the applicant by courier, the passport will only be returned by DHL which will also collect the passport fee from the applicant in addition to their own delivery fee.

Please note that for security and administrative reasons, the Embassy will only return documents by DHL and this is charged to the applicant.

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 stating the delivery method you have chosen and we will send it out to you. If you need more than one form please let us know.

Application forms can be sent to you by courier but you will have to pay the courier fee. In Saudi Arabia this is approximately SAR 180 but can vary depending on the location. Deliveries outside of Saudi Arabia will cost more depending on the country.  The Embassy can send a single dispatch of application forms by Saudi Post within Saudi Arabia. Please that if the forms do not arrive or are delayed for an extended period of time, the applicant will have to make their own alternative arrangements to obtain the forms.

If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend that you use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.