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Update on Provision of Passport Services

Passport Online

The Passport Service is continuing to process Passport Online applications and is scaling up operations to clear all applications on hand within 6-8 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. 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, please click here

Passport Express

The processing of Passport Express applications, including Northern Ireland Passport Express and Great Britain Passport Express, is currently paused. The turnaround time after we resume processing will be 6-8 weeks.

Foreign Birth Registrations

The routine processing of Foreign Birth Registrations is currently paused. 

If you have an urgent query, such as you are an expectant parent, please contact us through WebChat

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 EU.

There are some international restrictions due to COVID 19. Information on An Post’s international postal services are available here

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.

Track your Passport

Track your Passport

The Passport Services is working through all applications received during the period of suspended service. We hope to do this as quickly as possible and you can track the status of your passport here. Please note that while the status information on your passport is accurate, the issue date may not be but please be assured that we will process it as quickly as we can.

If you received a letter requesting additional documentation to support your application your original target issue date is no longer valid.


Track your passport