If you are not eligible for the Online Passport Renewal Service, or do not wish to apply online, you can still submit a paper application. Please note that the application form cannot be downloaded. Please see below for details on how to obtain an application form.
You must apply for your Irish passport from the country where you are permanently living. This means that you cannot use the application process intended for residents of Ireland if you are only visiting Ireland but are normally resident elsewhere.
Residents of Northern Ireland who wish to submit a paper application should apply through Northern Ireland Passport Express. Residents of Northern Ireland who are traveling soon and do not have sufficient time to submit an application by post can submit an application at the public counter in Dublin or Cork using an APS 2 form. This counter service is by appointment only.
You can pick up an APS 1E passport application form at:
If you cannot obtain a form or if you need a large number of forms, please contact us by phone or email and we will post the forms to you.
If you live in Northern Ireland, you’ll find APS 2 passport application forms in many Post Offices.
If you live outside Ireland, you can get an APS 2 passport application form from your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.
Passport applications for children under the age of 18 need the consent of all guardians. In some circumstances, a passport application for a child may need to be accompanied by a Sole Guardian Affidavit (AFF1). This form can be downloaded here. Please read instructions on form carefully. More information on guardianship and passport applications is available here.
If your child was born after January 1st 2005 and you wish to demonstrate the citizenship of your child through habitual residency in Ireland of parents who were born within the EU, the EEA or Switzerland (excluding Northern Ireland and Great Britain) a Declaration Form A will be required. This is a sworn statement by the parent, giving details of their period of residency in Ireland. It must be properly witnessed.
Our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application
You can track the progress of your Passport/Passport Card application using your 11-digit application number.