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How to Apply for an Irish Passport

It is not possible to apply for an Irish passport online. It is also not currently possible to download the application forms you need to complete. You can request the forms you need to complete through OASIS by post. Read more about applying for an Irish passport here.

You should fill out form APS 1, which is specifically for citizens resident in Ireland. You will find these forms at every Garda Station and at any Post Office that displays the "Service Plus" logo. You can also request an application form for APS 1 here. You must get a member of the Garda Siochana to witness your application form before you submit it. You will need to enclose the appropriate fee, two approved-size passport photographs that have been signed by a member of the Garda Siochana, proof of Irish citizenship and your most recent passport. Make sure that you enclose all necessary documentation with your application form otherwise it will be returned to you.

If you choose to use the Passport Express service, you will find that there is a special envelope that accompanies the passport application form. This has a checklist on the back, which provides a useful way of checking whether you have completed and enclosed all of the necessary documentation before you hand it in to the Post Office clerk with your full payment. The clerk will give you a receipt.

Use a separate envelope for each application unless you are making a family application.

You can request that a copy of the application form for a Passport be posted to you by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Remember, in the case of postal applications, you must pay by cheque, postal order, money order or bank draft in euro made payable to the Passport Office. Fees for postal applications should not be paid by cash. Credit cards are not accepted

For security reasons, Irish passport forms are Not Available To Download Online. You may pick up a form from the Passport Office, from any Irish consulate or embassy abroad or you may order a form online below.

Irish citizens living in Ireland: send completed application form (APS 1) directly to one of the passport offices, located in Dublin and Cork, or via the "Passport Express" service operated by An Post. Remember to include the correct fee and other items mentioned above. Use this form if applying for a new, renewal or replacement passport.

Irish citizens living abroad: complete application form (APS 2) if you are live outside of Ireland or Nothern Ireland. You can also get an application form for an Irish passport at any Irish embassy or consulate if you are currently living outside Ireland. Send completed application form to your nearest Irish embassy or the passport offices in Dublin or Cork. Use this form if applying for a new, renewal or replacement passport.

In all cases, you will need to return the appropriate application form with the appropriate fee as well as two approved-size passport photographs signed by the witness of identity identified on your particular form, proof of your Irish identity and your most recent Irish passport.

Where to apply

Apply directly to the Passport Office or at your nearest Service Plus Post Office.

The Passport Office,
Setanta Centre,
Molesworth Street,
Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 671 1633
Lo Call (from outside Dublin): 1890 426888
Lo Call (from Northern Ireland): 0845 8504321
Recorded information is available on (01) 679 7600 or Lo Call (from outside Dublin) 1890 426800.
E-mail: passportdublin@iveagh.gov.ie

The Passport Office,
1a South Mall,
Cork.
Tel: (021) 494 4700
Lo Call: (outside the (021) area): 1890 426900
E-mail: passportcork@iveagh.gov.ie

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