How to obtain an Irish passport

How to obtain an Irish passport

In general you should allow 4 weeks for the processing of your passport via the Embassy or Honorary Consulate. This includes the transmission of your application to the Dublin Passport Office where the passport is printed and the return of the passport to the Embassy by the diplomatic bag service.

What documents should be enclosed

  • Complete all sections of the application form correctly and legibly. Don’t forget to enter your signature in the signaturebox  on the left hand side of this section.
  • Enclose two recently taken passport photographs.
  • Have the witness section of the application form and one photograph signed by an appropriate person.  The list of appropriate professions is listed on the form for applications made abroad. It can also be consulted on this website.
  • Enclose Proof of Citizenship (see below) if this is your first passport application or your most recently issued passport in the case of renewal applications. Photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Enclose the appropriate fee, including fee to cover courier service, if required.

Proof of Citizenship

Any ONE of the below is considered proof of Irish citizenship:

  • Your most recent Irish Passport
  • Your original Long Form Irish Birth Certificate (if passport has been lost/stolen or if this is your first application for an Irish passport)
  • Your own original Birth Certificate and the long-form Birth Certificate of your Irish-born parent and your parents' State Marriage Certificate if applicable, e.g. if your mother was born in Ireland and subsequently changed her name through marriage
  • Your original Certificate of Naturalisation for Ireland and your own original Birth Certificate
  • Your original Certificate of Foreign Births Registration for Ireland and your own original Birth Certificate
  • Your original Certificate of Post-Nuptial Irish Citizenship and your own original Birth Certificate

 Courier fee

The Embassy does not recommend that important documents such as passports are sent via the standard postal system. If you do not wish to collect your passport in person, we recommend that a courier service is used.  If you wish the Embassy to arrange a courier service for you, a fee of €15 is payable.

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