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Notice concerning the relocation of the Passport Office and Consular Services Dublin

Passports, Irish abroad, Consular, Press Releases, Ireland, 2016

Passport Office move:

On Monday, 8 February, the Passport Office in Dublin will move to Knockmaun House, 42-47, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, D02 TN83.

The Passport Office will be closed on Monday, 8 February due to this move and no appointments will be available on that day.

From 9 February, all Passport Office services will be available at Knockmaun House and the appointments service for those requiring same day or less than five day turnaround will be fully restored.

The Passport Office will continue to prioritise cases of genuine emergency.

The Passport Express service operated by An Post continues to function as normal and applicants are encouraged to use this service as far as possible.

The Passport Office will continue to operate from 17-18, Dawson Street until 5 February.

Consular Services move:

On Monday, 22 February, Consular Services, including the public office issuing authentications and legalisation of documents, will also move to Knockmaun House.

There will be no break in continuity of consular services over the course of the move.

All enquiries regarding this service can be made by calling 01 408 2174.

Planning to travel during the Easter holidays?

In advance of the Easter break passport holders are reminded of the following:

i. Please check your booklets for expiry dates and remember children’s passports have a shorter validity period. Some countries require that a certain period of validity remains on passports before you enter the country (often six months), so please renew well in advance of your travel plans.

ii. The Passport Service experiences a peak in demand from May until August. Turnaround times and appointment availability can vary during this time. The Passport Service encourages citizens to apply for new passports well ahead of these peak summer months.

iii. A limited number of appointments where an applicant can come in person to the Passport Office are available in the Passport Offices in Dublin and Cork to facilitate those who are travelling in less than 10 working days and require a passport renewal. Our website www.dfa.ie provides information on how to make an appointment.

iv. Since 2012, the Passport Service no longer accepts passport applications by standard post. Applications must be submitted through the An Post Passport Express service available in all post offices. This is a ten working day service. Applicants travelling in less than ten working days should make an appointment to apply in person at the Passport Office.

Further information on the range of passport services available, including a renewal reminder service, can be found at www.dfa.ie

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
3 February 2016