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Update on Provision of Passport Services

Passport Online

The Passport Service is open for applications but we have paused processing as Ireland is at Level 5 of the National Framework for Living with COVID-19. There will be an update in 6 weeks.   

Passport Online is open to all applicants, including children, renewing their passports and those applying for their first passport who are resident in Ireland, UK, EU, EEA and Switzerland. These will be the first applications processed when we resume processing passports. If you are resident in a country where Passport Online is not available, please contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate.

To apply via Passport Online click here https://passportonline.dfa.ie/Apply/Passport

Emergency applications

The Passport Service is continuing to process emergency cases.  If you need a passport for travel in an emergency (death or serious illness of a family member or for emergency medical treatment of the applicant), please contact us through our WebChat service.

Passport Express

The processing of Passport Express applications, including Northern Ireland Passport Express and Great Britain Passport Express, will pause until Dublin returns to Level 3 on the National Framework for Living with COVID-19. The turnaround time after we resume will be 6-8 weeks.

Foreign Birth Registrations

The processing of Foreign Birth Registrations will now pause until Dublin returns to Level 3 on the National Framework for Living with COVID-19.

Applications that have been sent to the FBR team have been securely held and will now be processed in strict date order. At present, due to the complex nature of the Foreign Birth Registration it takes between 12 to 18 months to process a completed Foreign Birth Registration application.

Contact us

Our phone lines are closed.  If you need a passport for travel in an emergency (death or serious illness of a family member or for emergency medical treatment of the applicant), please contact us through our Customer Service Hub.

For the most up to date travel advice please check: dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice. If you are abroad, you should contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate. They can advise you about your options for travel.

We advise citizens to follow HSE guidelines on restricting movements. 

International Postal restrictions

During COVID 19, the Passport Service are working with An Post to deliver Passport Online.

An Post are continuing normal deliveries in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain and most of the European Union.

There are some international restrictions due to COVID 19. Information on An Post’s international postal services are available here: https://www.anpost.com/Covid-19

Where there is no An Post International service available, we are working to deliver Passport Online through our network of Embassies and Consulates. If you have pre-paid for delivery (€15), there will be no further charge.

Passport Online

Passport Online

Renew your passport online from anywhere in the world. Apply online for a first time passport if you are in:

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

Find out more information