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How to Apply for a Passport

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Irish citizens who have previously held an Irish Passport must renew their Passport Book or Passport Card using Passport Online.

First Time Applicants must apply using a paper application form through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate General.

Apply Online

Apply Offline

Passport Online is not yet available in your region for first time applicants. You must apply using a paper application form.

If you are resident in Mainland China, you need to use an APS2 application form.

APS2 forms are available:

  • By contacting us. You should send your address in Chinese characters, and your mobile telephone number. The form will be sent to you by courier (charges of around 30 RMB must be paid on delivery).
  • By collecting a form from the Embassy at 3 Ritan East Road, Beijing

Further Information

Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Photo Guidelines page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.

Please see the detailed Consent for Children page from the Passport Service.


Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main website.


The fee depends on the type of passport you apply for:

Fees are effective from 30 March 2017

Service Type Fees (Euro) Fees (RMB)
Adult 10 year €95 705
Adult large 10 year €125 930
5-year passport for those under 18 years €45 335
Emergency Travel Document* €30 225
Additional Fees    
Out of hours fee** €80 595
Passport Certification Fee*** €40 295

*This fee applies to both Emergency Travel Certificates and emergency passports.

**The fee is additional to the fee for the passport itself.

***This a standard consular fee that is charged for the verification or certification of any document

Online Applications

  • Standard 10-year passport is €80
  • Large 66-page, 10-year passport is €110
  • Passport card is €35
  • Standard passport plus passport card is €105
  • Large passport plus passport card is €135
  • Additional postal fee for International post €5

Emergency Passports

Please contact us if you think you need an emergency passport. You should note that in order to exit China on a new passport, you must apply to your local Entry-Exit Management Bureau for an exit visa. This process takes at least five working days and the Embassy has no role in this.

Courier Fee

  • Courier fee – RMB30

Fees for Passport applications lodged in Beijing may be paid in cash, by Chinese postal order or by bank draft. Please only pay in cash if you are paying directly at the Embassy.

Postal orders should be made out to: 爱尔兰使馆 (The Embassy of Ireland). The applicants name and date of birth should be written in the comments at the bottom of the postal order.

Bank drafts must be made out to: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland. The applicants name and date of birth should be written on the back of the bank draft.

In the event the application is for a child please have the name of the buyer of the postal order or bank draft written on the back.

The Embassy cannot accept payment by personal cheque or Euro cash.

Where to apply

The Embassy of Ireland in Beijing, is located at:

3 Ritan Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100600 China

Tel: +8610 8531 6200
Fax: +8610 6532 6857

Contact Us

The Embassy is open to the public from: 9:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 17:00 Monday-Friday.  If you choose to post your application, we strongly recommend you to use registered mail or a reputable courier service. The Embassy cannot be held responsible for applications or documents lost in transit.