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Update on Provision of Passport Services

Passport Online

The Passport Service has resumed the processing of online applications in line with  Phase 2 of the Government Roadmap.  Please bear with us as we process the many online applications that have been received while our offices have been closed. 

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.

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

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.

If you need an update on your application, please contact our Customer Service Hub.

Passport Express

The processing of Passport Express applications will recommence on 4 August 2020 in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The turnaround time for processing paper based applications will be 6-8 weeks.

Foreign Birth Registrations

The FBR Section has now resumed the processing of applications.

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 will be open from Thursday 11th June.  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.

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 option for travel.

We advise citizens to follow HSE guidelines on restricting movements. 

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

Across the world, renew online

Across the world, all Irish citizens can use Passport Online to

  • renew their passport book,
  • renew their Passport Card,
  • apply for their first Passport Card

This fast, secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The application takes five to ten working days to process plus postage.

Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for or renew your passport.

Apply online

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