Best way to apply for your passport
Irish citizens can apply for first time passports and renewals online if they are resident in
- Northern Ireland,
- Great Britain,
- the European Union,
Across the world, all Irish citizens can renew their passport book, renew their Passport Card, or apply for their first Passport Card online using Passport Online.
This fast, secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The application takes ten working days plus postage.
If you need to submit extra documents, the ten days processing time starts when we receive them.
If you have already submitted a paper application, you cannot apply online.
Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for or renew your passport.
Anyone renewing a passport who needs to travel sooner than the turnaround time offered by the Online Passport Renewal Service should make an appointment for the public counter at the Passport Service in either Dublin or Cork.
See our up to date turnaround times.
To submit an application at the public counter you must have an appointment. If you don't have an appointment you will not be seen. There are a limited number of appointments per day and proof of travel is required.
Please note that first time applications are subject to a minimum turnaround time of 20 working days regardless of whether they are submitted at a public counter or by Passport Express.
Our Dublin office currently operates on an appointment basis from 9am to 4.50pm, Monday to Friday.
Our Cork office currently operates on an appointment basis from 9am to 4.50pm, Monday to Friday.
How to Apply for a Passport Guide
Track your Passport
You can track the progress of your Passport/Passport Card application using your 11-digit application number.