It is recognised that some business travellers require a second passport to allow for travel when their current passport is being held by an Embassy for visa issuing purposes.
If you need a second passport for business purposes, you may wish to consider applying for a Passport Card.
The Passport Card can be used for travel within the EU/EEA and Switzerland and is recognised as a valid travel document by the relevant national authorities.
In order to apply for your Passport Card, you must have a valid passport book.
If you require a second passport for regular business travel outside the EU, you may apply for a second passport book. First time applications for a second passport for business passports cannot be done online. A paper application must be submitted. It is necessary to provide the same documents required as for a standard passport renewal application. In addition, you must provide evidence of the need for a second passport.
All applications for second passports for business purposes are considered on a case by cases basis, and extra time must be permitted to process such an application.
Second passports for business purposes are issued with restricted periods of validity of up to a maximum validity of three years.
The renewal of a Business Passport is not automatic. Business passports can be renewed online or via a paper application. Renewal applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and additional supporting documentation may be requested.
Further information, including a tax compliance certificate, may be requested where deemed necessary.
Unless stated otherwise, original documents must be supplied. Please do not send photocopies or laminated documents. All documentation must be in English or Irish.
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.