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Please be advised that the Embassy of Ireland, South Africa website has moved and this page is no longer being updated. The Embassy website is now available at Ireland.ie/pretoria.

How to Apply for a Passport

From 1 April 2022, all Irish Passport Renewals and First Time applications for adults and children will be moving to Passport Online. Passport Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year if you are resident in South Africa / Zimbabwe / Mauritius / Lesotho / Botswana. For more information, queries should be submitted in writing through the Contact Us facility.

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 Department of Foreign Affairs website.

The following fees are for passport applications submitted in paper form to the Embassy.

Please note that adults who wish to renew their passports, or to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport, can now do so online provided their passport has less than 12 months validity remaining or if it expired less than 5 years ago. It must also not involve any change to the name in which the previous passport was issued. If you qualify, details on how to apply online are available.

All other passport applications must be submitted in paper form. Adults can also continue to submit applications in this manner but it is more expensive –see chart of fees below.

If the applicant resides in South Africa please pay by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Please contact us to obtain our banking details if you do not already have them. [The Embassy also accepts card payments but only if made in person at the public counter at the Embassy in Pretoria].

If the applicant resides in Zimbabwe the application, supporting documents and payment (in US$) should be submitted in the first instance to the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Harare (Address: Lamont House, 2 Robert Mugabe Road, PO Box 10424, Harare; Telephone: +263 4771 949, Email: reception@irishconsulate.co.zw). The Honorary Consul will forward the application to the Embassy for processing.

If applicant resident in MauritiusLesotho or the Democratic Republic of Congo the application, supporting documents and payment (in South African Rand), should be submitted to the Embassy of Ireland in Pretoria. Please pay by SWIFT Bank Transfer. Please contact us to obtain our banking details if you do not already have them.

Please note: The Embassy does not accept payments in cash, or by cheque, bank draft or postal order.





For Applications submitted to the Embassy (Paper-based applications):


Note: Adults can opt to renew their passports in this manner; all other application types must be submitted in this format.


Adult 10 year


Adult large 10 year


Minor (0-17 years): 5 year passport

(All children under 18 will now be issued with a 5 year passport).


Emergency Travel Document

This fee applies to both an Emergency Passport and an Emergency Travel Certificate; if an Emergency Passport is issued (very limited circumstances) a full passport application must also be submitted and the fee paid.  



































Additional Fees


Out of hours fee

This is an additional charge, which is applicable when an emergency document is issued outside of normal office hours.


Passport Certification Fee

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