Irish Citizens who are over 18, and have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport 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:
Irish Citizens in Sweden who are 18 years of age or older and who have previously held an Irish Passport* can now apply for their Passport online at https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/. In this case, the Embassy has no involvement in the application process and your Passport will be posted directly from Ireland. This option is not available for applicants under 18 or for first-time adult applicants.
Irish Citizens who are 18 years of age or older and who hold a valid Irish Passport or who are applying for a passport renewal online can also apply for a Passport Card online at https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/. The Passport Card is accepted for travel within the European Union and the European Economic Area** and is valid for up to 5 years. As the application must be made online, the Embassy has no involvement in the application process and your passport card will be posted directly from Ireland.
Irish Citizens resident in Sweden who are: 1) First time applicants; 2) Holders of an Irish passport which expired more than 5 years ago; 3) Wishing to change their name on their passport; 4) Under 18 years of age; or 5) Applying for a Business Passport; must apply at the Embassy. Applicants who are eligible to apply online but would prefer to lodge a paper application may also do so.
Applicants must complete and submit a paper application known as an APS2 form with the required documents and fee to the Embassy in Stockholm. APS2 forms are available at the Embassy in Stockholm, or upon request, the Embassy can send you the passport application form by post. This may be subject to postage fees.
Please read carefully the above tabs for instructions on what documents should be included, the photograph requirements, witnessing the application and paper application fees.
*Your Passport must have expired less than 5 years prior and your Passport Number must begin with either the letter ‘P’ or ‘L followed by another letter and 7 digits e.g. PA1234567. Passport holders whose passports begin with the letter P or L followed by 6 digits e.g. P123456 are not eligible for online application and must apply via the paper route ’.
**Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania.
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.
What are the guidelines for passport photographs?
Lighting and focus
Glasses, head covers and clothing
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.
People with disabilities
If you have a disability that prevents you meeting all of these requirements, contact us and we will offer you further advice.
Identification (Section 9 of your application form)
Consent of parents/guardians (Section 7 of your application form)
Lost, stolen or damaged passports (Section 6 of your application form)
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 child 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 and it may not be possible to receive your passport in less than 10 working days.
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
Please note that passport fees have recently been updated. Effective from 30 March, 2017, the following fees will be charged:
Adult 10 year
Adult large 10 year
1 200 SEK
Minor, age 0 – 17 years, 5 year passport
Emergency Travel Document*
Out of hours fee**
Passport Certification Fee***
*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 credit or debit cards. The Embassy accepts cash only.
Fees can also be paid by bank transfer to our bank giro account:
Account Name - Embassy of Ireland
Bank – SEB
Bank giro number: 694-0134
IBAN - SE8950000000052551012090
BIC – ESSESESS
If you choose to pay by bank transfer please include a copy of the bank transfer counterfoil slip with your application.
Cash payments are only accepted if passport applicant applies personally at the Embassy; please do not send cash in postal application.
The Embassy of Ireland Passport Section Stockholm is located at:
111 48 Stockholm
Tel: 08-54504040, Fax: 08 - 6601353 or Email Us
The Passport Section is open to the public from 09.30 - 12.30 and 14.00-16.00 Monday to Friday
Passport applications can be delivered by post without coming to the Embassy. The postal address is:
Embassy of Ireland
PO Box 10326
We would encourage you to consult the relevant section of our website regarding the service you require before contacting the Embassy. Passport application forms can be ordered online.
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.
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.