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Update on Provision of Passport Services

Our public offices are closed until further notice. Passport Service staff have been redeployed to assist public service delivery during this public health emergency.

While you can still apply for your passport using Passport Online, we cannot guarantee the usual turnaround times. Online applications that require the posting of supporting documents to your nearest Embassy or Consulate should not be posted at this time. 

Post Offices in Ireland will not be accepting applications made via the Passport Express system during this time. If you have already sent an application, your application is safe and will be processed once we resume services. 

Our phones lines are also closed. If you need a passport for travel in a genuine emergency (death or serious illness of a family member or for emergency medical treatment of the applicant), please contact us through our Webchat service.

We have stopped processing Foreign Birth Registrations. If you have already sent an application for Foreign Birth Registration, your application is safe and will be processed once we resume services.

For the most up to date travel advice please check: dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice. If you are abroad, you should contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate. They can advise you about your options for travel.

We advise citizens to follow HSE guidelines on restricting movements.

Passport Online

Passport Online

Renew your passport online from anywhere in the world. Apply online for a first time passport if you are in:

  • Ireland,
  • Northern Ireland,
  • Great Britain,
  • the European Union,
  • the European Economic Area,
  • Switzerland.

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Across the world, renew online

Across the world, all Irish citizens can use Passport Online to

  • renew their passport book,
  • renew their Passport Card,
  • apply for their first Passport Card

This fast, secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The application takes five to ten working days to process plus postage.

Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for or renew your passport.

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