In general, passport renewal applicants and Irish born applicants
should allow at least 8-10 weeks for the processing of their
passport via the Consulate. All other first time applicants should
allow at least 12-16 weeks for the processing of their passport via
the Consulate. 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 Consulate by the diplomatic bag
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 of witness
listed on the form.
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.
If this is your first passport application or if your previous
passport was lost or stolen, enclose a copy of current photo ID
e.g. driver's licence or US passport.
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
Certified long form civil Marriage Certificate
Your original Certificate of Naturalisation for Ireland and your
own original State certified long form civil Birth Certificate
Your original Certificate of Foreign Births Registration for
Ireland and your own original State certified long form civil Birth
Your original Certificate of Post-Nuptial Irish Citizenship and
your own original State certified long form civil Birth