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  1. Passport Express is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to apply for your passport. Apply through your local post office, in Ireland and Northern Ireland,
  2. Get an APS 1E passport application form from any Garda station or An Post office.
  3. Once your passport application has been completed correctly and you have all the relevant documents, bring these to any An Post office. Then purchase a Passport Express envelope and hand your application to a counter clerk.
  4. Payment can be made by credit/debit cards, cash or cheque (made payable to An Post).
  5. Once payment is made, you will be issued with a receipt. Keep this receipt in a safe place as it contains the tracking number for your passport application. It is also the reference point if you wish to make any queries concerning your application.
  6. The Passport Service aims to have passports back in 10 working days from the day we receive it (this is subject to the demand at the time). For first time applicants or those who are replacing lost or stolen books, the processing time can take up to 15 working days. Provided the application has been submitted correctly.
  7. Please be aware, you cannot submit your application through a post office in Ireland/ Northern Ireland if you live abroad. All applications must be submitted in the country where you live.


Required Documents[edit]

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Dublin and Cork Offices may be contacted on:

Passport Office Dublin Tel. 00 353 1 671 1633 or LoCall 1890 426 888

To email PPO Dublin, please click this link.

Passport Office Cork Tel. 00 353 21 494 4700 or LoCall 1890 426 900

to email PPO Cork, please click this link.

Living in Great Britain?

There are two post offices currently offering a Passport Express service in Great Britain.


St Vincent Street Post Office,

47 St Vincent Street,


G2 5QX.


Liverpool Post Office,

1 3 South John Street,


L1 8BN.



All citizens of Ireland are eligible for an Irish passport


Passport Express

Standard 10-year passport is 80

Large 66-page, 10-year passport is 110

Standard 5-year passport for those between 3 and 18 years is 26.50

Standard 3-year passport for those under 3 years is 16

An additional administrative fee for handling and express postage is paid directly to An Post as follows: Single application, 9; up to four applications, 15.50.

Public counter (Dublin and Cork)

Standard 10-year passport is 95

Large 66-page, 10-year passport is 125

Standard 5-year passport for those between 3 and 18 years is 41.50

Standard 3-year passport for those less than 3 years is 31

Public counter - Emergency charge

Youll have to pay the following emergency charge if you receive your passport within three to five working days:

Adult 55

Under 18s 30


10 years

5 yrs for 5-18 yrs old

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Processing Time[edit]

15 days. If you are applying from Great Britain, the process will take around two to three weeks.

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Passport application forms are available from all Garda stations, Post Offices which provide the Passport Express service, many Libraries and Citizens Advice Centers and also from the Passport Offices in Dublin and Cork.

You should submit your application through your local Post Office to the Passport Office in Dublin or Cork [if you live in Munster]. If you live abroad send your application to your nearest Diplomatic and Consular Missions for more info visit

The Passport Service reserves the right to contact witnesses as required. Passport applicants should therefore note that where it is not possible make contact with those witnessing applications then it is likely that the application will be rejected.

Required Information[edit]

  • Surname
  • Forename(s)
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • Sex
  • Place of birth (county of birth if born on the island of Ireland (all 32 counties), 3 letter country code of country of birth if born elsewhere.)
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry
  • Signature


Need for the Document[edit]

Irish passports are issued by the Consular and Passport Division of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, Ireland to Irish citizens.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Used for identification
  • Used as a proof of citizenship

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