How to obtain an Irish passport
In general you should allow at least 4 weeks for the processing of
your passport via the Embassy and longer during the busy summer
season. 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 Embassy by the diplomatic bag service.
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 by a member of one of the categories of
witness 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.
Applications from minors must be accompanied by the minor’s long
form birth certificate and the minor’s previous passport, if
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.
OBTAINING OFFICIAL IRISH DOCUMENTS
Please note that the Embassy cannot assist in obtaining copies of
Birth, Marriage or Death Certificates. Requests for these documents
must be made directly to the General Register Office in Ireland.
Details of how to obtain documentation can be found on their