In general you should allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of
your passport via your local Mission. This includes the
transmission of your application to the Dublin Passport Office
where the passport is printed and the return of the passport to the
Mission concerned by the diplomatic bag service.
Check List: Compete all sections of the application form
correctly and legibly using black ink. Don't forget to enter
your signature in the box on the left hand side of Section 8.
1) Enclose two recently taken passport photographs, 2) Ensure that
the application has been witnessed in accordance with the
instructions (see below for further information), 3) Enclose proof
of Citizenship (see below for further information). Photocopies are
not acceptable, 4) Enclose the appropriate fee.
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 two recently taken passport photographs.
Have the witness section of the application form and one
photograph signed by a member of one of the categories 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 citizenship:
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
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
Your original Certificate of Post-Nuptial Irish Citizenship and
your own original Birth Certificate