The Passport Office regrets that it currently cannot
guarantee processing times of all passport applications.
Applications submitted at the public counter or through the postal
service will be processed on a first come first served
What documents should be enclosed:
Complete all sections of the application form correctly and
legibly. Don’t forget to enter your signature in the signature
box on the left hand side of this section.
Enclose four recently taken passport photographs.
Have the witness section of the application form and two of the
photographs signed and stamped by a member of one of the categories
of witness listed on the form for applications made abroad.
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.
Proof of Citizenship
Any ONE of the below is considered proof of Irish
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). This must be submitted for all applications for a
child (under 18), even if the child held a previous 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.
*If you are applying for a passport on the basis that you
have a grandparent who was born in Ireland, you must first become
an Irish citizen. This process is known as Foreign Births
Registration (FBR). More information is available here.