How to Apply for a Passport
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.
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 outside of Ireland and do not qualify for or wish to use the online system, you need to use an APS2 application form.
It is available in Irish (APS2G) and in English (APS2E).
APS2 forms are available:
- By calling to the Embassy during office hours
- Contacting us (include your name and full address in the form) and we will post you the forms
Please see the detailed Documentary Requirements for Passport Applications page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed How to get your application witnessed page from the Passport Service.
Please see the detailed Passport Fees page on the main DFA.ie website.
The following fees are for passport applications submitted in paper form to the Embassy.
Please note that adults who wish to renew their passports, or to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport, can now do so online provided their passport has less than 12 months validity remaining or if it expired less than 5 years ago. It must also not involve any change to the name in which the previous passport was issued. If you qualify, details on how to apply online are available.
All other passport applications must be submitted in paper form. Adults can also continue to submit applications in this manner but it is more expensive –see chart of fees below.
If the applicant resides in South Africa please pay by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT). Please contact us to obtain our banking details if you do not already have them. [The Embassy also accepts card payments but only if made in person at the public counter at the Embassy in Pretoria].
If the applicant resides in Zimbabwe the application, supporting documents and payment (in US$) should be submitted in the first instance to the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Harare (Address: Lamont House, 2 Robert Mugabe Road, PO Box 10424, Harare; Telephone: +263 4771 949, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Honorary Consul will forward the application to the Embassy for processing.
If applicant resident in Mauritius, Lesotho or the Democratic Republic of Congo the application, supporting documents and payment (in South African Rand), should be submitted to the Embassy of Ireland in Pretoria. Please pay by SWIFT Bank Transfer. Please contact us to obtain our banking details if you do not already have them.
Please note: The Embassy does not accept payments in cash, or by cheque, bank draft or postal order.
For Applications submitted to the Embassy (Paper-based applications):
Note: Adults can opt to renew their passports in this manner; all other application types must be submitted in this format.
Adult 10 year
Adult large 10 year
Minor (0-17 years): 5 year passport
(All children under 18 will now be issued with a 5 year passport).
Emergency Travel Document
This fee applies to both an Emergency Passport and an Emergency Travel Certificate; if an Emergency Passport is issued (very limited circumstances) a full passport application must also be submitted and the fee paid.
Out of hours fee
This is an additional charge, which is applicable when an emergency document is issued outside of normal office hours.
Passport Certification Fee
This is a standard consular fee that is charged for the verification or certification of any document.