How to apply for a passport
This is the fastest and cheapest way to get your first Irish passport or renew your passport. Once you have your photo, it only takes about ten minutes!
You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.
If you are resident outside Ireland and do not qualify or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.
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 see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main DFA.ie website.
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.
Where to apply
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.