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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.

You can still apply for your passport using Passport Online and it will be processed once our service resumes. 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.

What is Passport Express?

It is the only postal application method accepted in Ireland for passport applications. We will not process passport applications submitted by ordinary or registered post. We will send these applications back to you unprocessed.

How to Apply

  1. Get an APS 1E passport application form a Garda station or An Post office.
  2. Complete your application form.
  3. Bring your application form and documents to any An Post office.
  4. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  5. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  6. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  7. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.
  1. Get an APS 2E passport application form from over 70 post offices.
  2. Complete your application form.
  3. Bring your application form and documents to one of these Post Offices.
  4. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  5. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  6. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  7. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.

You must submit your postal application to your Embassy or Consulate in the country you live in. For example, if you live in the USA and are on holidays in Ireland, it is not possible to use Passport Express.

You need to get an APS 2E passport application form. You can get this form from:

  1. Complete your APS 2E form.
  2. Bring your application form and documents to the Post Office in Glasgow, Glasgow Post Office, 140 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RD or Liverpool, Liverpool Post Office, 1 – 3 South John Street, Liverpool, L1 8BN.
  3. Buy a Passport Express envelope.
  4. Give your application to a counter clerk.
  5. Pay with cash or credit/debit card.
  6. Your receipt will have a tracking number on it that you can use to make enquiries about your application.

 

How much does it cost?

View Passport Express fees.

How long does it take?

View our turnaround times.

Make sure your application is correct. Processing times are a guideline and not a service guarantee. Turnaround times can vary depending on the volume of applications.