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Replacing a lost or stolen Irish passport

Your Irish passport is an important legal document. It is evidence of your identity and that you are a citizen of Ireland and a citizen of the European Union. Your Irish passport should always be kept in a safe place when you are at home and when travelling abroad.

If your Irish passport is lost, mislaid or stolen and you wish to obtain another, there are important procedures you should be aware of;

If you have lost your Irish passport for the first time, you cannot simply obtain a "replacement passport". Instead, you must apply for a new Irish passport (and you will have to pay the full cost of this passport). If you have lost your Irish passport for a second time, you can apply for a new passport, but it will only be valid for one year. You must pay the full fee for this passport. After the year has expired, you can then apply for a new Irish passport and you must again pay the full cost of this passport. Your new passport may be issued only for a restricted period at the discretion of the Passport Office You should be aware that immigration requirements in some countries require your passport to be valid for a certain amount of time before you can enter another jurisdiction. We are unable to include information on the passport validity requirements for every country in the world. Contact your air carrier/travel agent or the embassy/consulate of the country to which you are travelling, to verify this information. Remember to do this, before you travel.

Irish Passport

How to Apply for an Irish Passport

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