Information about the application process is described in the tabs below.
The old practice of including children on their parents' passports no longer exists. Your child needs an individual passport. This is intended to make international travel more secure for children and reduce the risk of kidnapping and child trafficking.
The application form comes complete with detailed notes including information about documents to be submitted in support of your application form. Please read the notes carefully before completing 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.
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.
The passport application notes list a number of professions the members of which can witness the consent of parents/guardians. In Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina the following are most likely to be willing to act as a witness:
Any of the above can witness the application so long as they are satisfied as to the identity of the child and that the four photos are a true likeness of the child.
If you are unable to get a professional from the above list to act as a witness on your application form, please contact the Embassy for further instructions
Certificate of identity (Section 9 of the application form)
The child must:
Sign Section 8 of the form in the presence of the witness. Everyone aged seven and over must sign their own form. A parent/guardian of a child under sever must sign their own name in the right sided box in Section 8 in front the witness.
The witness must:
The application form is only valid for six months from the date the witness signs Section 9.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
The following passport fees, for applications made through the Embassy, are coming 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 to 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.
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.