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 Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina you need to use an APS2 form. We will not be able to process other types of applications. APS2 forms are available in hard copy only and can be obtained by:
**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.
What are the guidelines for passport photographs?
The information below serves only as a general guide. Please see the more detailed instructions and examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos that accompany the application form.
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, please use our contact us page to let us know and we will offer you further advice.
Certificate of identity (Section 9 of your application form)
The passport application notes list a number of professions the members of which can witness your passport application form. In Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina the following are appropriate to act as a witness on the application form:
Any of the above can witness the application so 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.
If you are unable to get your form witnessed by a member of the above-listed professions, please contact the Embassy for further instructions.
Sign relevant section 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.
Consent of parents or guardians (Section 7 of your application form)
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 must be witnessed.
Fill in and sign the relevant part of Section 7 of the passport application form in the presence of a witness
The witness must:
Complete, sign and stamp Section 7, including a work landline telephone number
Sign each column separately if they witness both parents/guardians' signatures
Lost/stolen and damaged passports (Section 6 of your application form)
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 not be possible to receive your passport in less than 10 working days.
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:
The following passport fees, for applications made through the Embassy, have come into effect on 30 March 2017:
*This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and Emergency Passports.
**The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself.
Payment can be made in cash or by bank transfer direct into the Embassy account, details as follows:
The Embassy of Ireland is located at:
Poljanski nasip 6
Tel: 00386 1 300 8970
Fax: 00386 1 282 1096
If you are posting 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.
You will not be able to track your passport application without the 11-digit application number. A peel-off sticker with the number can be found on the back page of the application form.