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.
Renewing online is the cheapest and most convenient way to renew your Irish passport. Apply now through our Online Passport Renewal Service. This can be done anywhere in the world, 24 hours per day, 365 days of the year. See eligibility criteria.
Passport Online is the cheapest, fastest and most convenient way to apply for your passport. Check out our current turnaround times.
If you need an urgent appointment to process a passport renewal application within 1 to 3 working days, we have an urgent appointments system. This is available at our offices in Dublin.
Citizens residing overseas can renew their passport online using the Online Passport Renewal Service. Queries regarding all other types of applications should be directed to your nearest embassy or consulate.
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.