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
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
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.