Our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application. You can't apply online but the guide will answer some of the most common questions like:
Adult passport renewals can be done online via www.dfa.ie/passportonline
For first time applicants, children's passport and passport changes - you can apply through the Embassy with an APS2 application form.
It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E), and can be obtained by contacting us at the Embassy and providing your name and postal address and number of application forms needed.
Please note that applicant who wish their passports to be issued by post should include a prepaid registered mail sticker (available for €7.95 at any post office) with their completed application form. We regret that it is not possible for the Embassy to issue passports by regular post, or to accept payment of €7.95 in lieu of the sticker cost. You can also enclose €7.95 worth of postage stamps for return post.
Your application is to be sent to the Embassy in The Hague. The application and supporting documents are scanned into the Passport system and physically stay at the Embassy in The Hague. You may keep your current passport for travel during the application process. However, we will need to see the original passport at the time of application. Please contact the Embassy for further information on keeping your passport during the application process.
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.
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.
Who can act as a witness?
The person who witnesses your signature and confirms your identity must, without exception, be a member of one of the following professions and must not be related to you. Retired witnesses are not acceptable:
The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:
Standard Passports - Effective from 30 March 2017
|Standard 10-year passport:||€95|
|Large 66-page, 10-year passport:||€125|
|Standard 5-year passport for those between 0 and 18 years:||€45|
Emergency Travel Documents
Emergency Travel Document [Please note: There is an additional fee of €80 for documents provided out of hours.]
Please note applications will not be processed before payment has been received. Fees can be paid through bank transfer to ABN AMRO, IBAN: NL06ABNA0823776735, noting your name in the comments, or in cash with the correct amount at the Embassy in The Hague.
Passport applications can be submitted at the Embassy of Ireland in The Hague during public opening hours: 10.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 17.00, Monday – Friday.
The public telephone line is open for queries during the following hours: 9.30 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 17.00, Monday – Friday.
Alternatively, applications can be posted to the Embassy at the following address:
Passport & Consular Officer
Embassy of Ireland
2584AE Den Haag
Where applications are posted, the Embassy strongly recommends the use of registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or original documents lost in transit.
We advise citizens to renew their passports 6 months before the expiry date.
You should allow at least 4 -6 weeks for the processing of your passport. Please note this is approximate and not guaranteed. The summer season can be extremely busy and can take up to 8 weeks before the Passports are returned from Dublin. Your previous passport and documents remain at the Embassy in The Hague and can still be used for travel during the application process. Please contact the Embassy for further details.
Please note: The practice of Exchange/Replacement Passports has been discontinued. Therefore, if a passport holder wishes to change an aspect of his/her passport (e.g. the passport is damaged, there are no more visa pages left or a change of name on passport is required), a new passport must be applied for and the appropriate fee paid in full.
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.