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What is Passport Express?

It is the only postal application method accepted in Ireland for passport applications. We will not process passport applications submitted by ordinary or registered post. We will send these applications back to you unprocessed.

How to Apply

  1. Get an APS 1E passport application form a Garda station or An Post office.
  2. Complete your application form.
  3. Bring your application form and documents to any An Post office.
  4. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  5. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  6. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  7. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.
  1. Get an APS 2E passport application form from over 70 post offices.
  2. Complete your application form.
  3. Bring your application form and documents to one of these Post Offices.
  4. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  5. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  6. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  7. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.

You must submit your postal application to your Embassy or Consulate in the country you live in. For example, if you live in the USA and are on holidays in Ireland, it is not possible to use Passport Express.

You need to get an APS 2E passport application form. You can get this form from:

  1. Complete your APS 2E form.
  2. Bring your application form and documents to the Post Office in Glasgow, Glasgow Post Office, 140 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RD or Liverpool, Liverpool Post Office, 1 – 3 South John Street, Liverpool, L1 8BN.
  3. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  4. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  5. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  6. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.

 

How much does it cost?

View Passport Express fees.

How long does it take?

View our turnaround times.

Make sure your application is correct. Processing times are a guideline and not a service guarantee. Turnaround times can vary depending on the volume of applications.