This section sets out the general requirements for Irish citizens
who wish to obtain an Irish Passport.
Please note that the information below is intended as a guide only.
For further information, please contact the Embassy. Please also
ensure that you make your application for a passport with the Irish
Embassy in your country of normal residence. For a full list of Irish
Embassies, please click here.
In giving effect to Statutory Instrument 47 of 2011, from
11 April 2011, passport fees are being re-introduced for citizens
aged 65 and over
If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, or if one of
your parents became an Irish citizen other than by birth in
Ireland, you must first claim Irish citizenship
via Foreign Births Registration before you can apply for an
Irish passport. For more information, please click here.
Passport application forms are available from the Irish Passport
Office in London. Alternatively, they can be obtained from
your nearest irish centre.
If you will be travelling to the United States from 12th
Jan 2009 onwards, you will be required to register your details
with the Department of Homeland Security prior to travelling.
Please click here for more
Please also note that from July 1, 2009 the US authorities
will only permit entry to their territory on an emergency passport
if the traveller has been issued with a Visa.