What’s the best way to apply for my passport?
Passport Express the only postal method accepted in Ireland, to apply for your passport. Applications submitted by ordinary or registered post will be returned to the applicant and will not be processed. Apply through your local post office, in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and the Passport Service will aim to have passports back in 15 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 at least 20 working days. Please consult our current turnaround times.
Once your passport application is submitted, it is not possible to fast track the application.
Please also note that you cannot submit applications by ordinary or registered post. All postal applications must be submitted via the convenient and secure Passport Express system.
If you're travelling in less than 15 working days?
Please note that first time adult applications are subject to a minimum turnaround of 20 working days when submitting an application in person at the Passport Office in Dublin or Cork.
Our Dublin office currently operates on an appointment basis from 9am to 4.50pm, Monday to Friday.
Our Cork office also currently operates on an appointment basis from 9am to 4.50pm, Monday to Friday.