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How to Apply for a Passport

Apply Online

Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Card online.

You cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

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.

If you are resident outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.

It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E).

APS2 forms are available:

  • By calling to the Embassy during office hours
  • Contacting us (include your name and full address in the form) and we will post you the forms

Information for Online or Paper Applications:

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page on the main website.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page on the main website.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page on the main website.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page on the main website.


Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main website.

Standard Passports

  • Standard (33 Page) 10 year passport-AED 430.00
  • Large (66 page) 10 year passport-AED 560.00
  • Standard 5-year passport for those between 0 and 17 years-AED 200.00

Emergency Travel Documents (ETC or an emergency passport)

  • Standard-140 AED
  • Out of Hours Fee-360 AED
  • Passport Certification Fee-180 AED

We cannot issue Emergency Passports to first time applicants. Emergency Passports can be used to exit the UAE however, not to re-enter.


We accept Cash Payment in the office or electronically by Bank Transfer.

Bank Details for Electronic Bank Transfer:

  • Name of Holder: Embassy of Ireland-Abu Dhabi
  • Account Number: 6201302653
  • Bank Name: National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Main Branch, Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Swift Code: NBADAEAAXXX
  • IBAN: AE 60 0350 0000 0620 1302 653

Applicants who pay via Bank Transfer must submit the bank payment receipt with their passport application.

We regret that due to a change in the regulations relating to credit card processing, we cannot accept credit card payments. You should NOT enter credit card details in section 1 of the passport application form.

Where to Apply

The Embassy accepts applications from residents in UAE, Qatar, Kuwait & Afghanistan.

Application should be sent to:

Embassy of Ireland
Al Yasat Street off 6th Street
Al Bateen
P.O. Box 61581
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

You can also submit your application in person during office hours. If posting your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.

Applications are also accepted at the Irish Embassy Representative Office in Dubai. However, they will be processed in Abu Dhabi. It is strongly advised that you make an appointment before attending the Dubai office. Please note that the Dubai Office will be closed on the 14th and 15th October and will reopen on Tuesday 16th.

Irish Embassy Representative Office
4th Floor - Office 4B
The H Hotel Dubai
Commercial Tower
No 1 Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 115425

Office hours: 9am to 1pm Sunday to Thursday
Phone: + 971 (0) 4 3298382


Applications will be sent from Dubai to Abu Dhabi every Tuesday.