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Passport Service- Latest Turnaround Information

Please see the latest average Turnaround Times:

These turnaround times are for applications submitted in Ireland & Great Britain. If you submitted an application through an Embassy or Consulate abroad please see the Embassy website for your country of residence.

Turnaround times are estimates based on current averages – they are not a service delivery guarantee. If you are travelling in less than 15 working days, please make an appointment at the Passport Office in Cork or Dublin.

 

Type of Passport ApplicationCurrent Average Turnaround Times
Online Passport Application* 10 working days (2 weeks)
An Post Passport Express Renewal Applications 15 working days
An Post Passport Express First Time Application, Lost/Stolen/Damaged Replacements 19 working days
Northern Ireland Passport Express Renewal Applications 15 working days
Northern Ireland Passport Express First Time Application, Lost/Stolen/Damaged Replacements 15 working days

* The turnaround time for online applications does not include postage time. Postal times can vary from days to weeks depending on where in the world you are located and we advise you to contact your local postal service provider for further information in this regard.

Great Britain

 

Type of Passport ApplicationCurrent Average Turnaround Times
Great Britain 6 weeks  
Great Britain First Time Applications 8 weeks (minimum)
Great Britain Passport Express** 17 working days

**There are only two post offices currently offering a Passport Express service in Great Britain. For more information view our website.

 

Applicants are strongly advised not to book flights until they have their passport

 

First time Applicants

Passport Renewals