Best way to apply for your passport
Irish citizens can apply for first time passports and renewals online if they are resident in
- Northern Ireland,
- Great Britain,
- the European Union,
Across the world, all Irish citizens can renew their passport book, renew their Passport Card, or apply for their first Passport Card online using Passport Online.
This fast, secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The application takes ten working days plus postage.
If you need to submit extra documents, the ten days processing time starts when we receive them.
If you have already submitted a paper application, you cannot apply online.
Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for or renew your passport.
If you need an urgent appointment to process a passport renewal application within 1 to 3 working days, we have an urgent appointments system. This is available at our offices in Dublin.
How to Apply for a Passport Guide
Track your Passport
You can track the progress of your Passport/Passport Card application using your 11-digit application number.