First-time passport application for adults
Apply for your passport or passport card, from anywhere in the world, on a smartphone, tablet or personal computer. This secure and convenient service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year,
Applications will be processed within the current processing times. If you need to submit documents, the processing time will only start when we receive them.
Adult passports are valid for 10 years. If your last passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you need to apply as a first-time applicant.
You can also apply for a passport card along with your passport book when you apply online.
How to meet the photo guidelines
Documents you need
The online application will tell you the documents you need to submit after applying.
You can also read our guidance on the documents you need to submit if you are a:
As a first-time adult applicant, your identity must be verified by a member of An Garda Síochána in Ireland or an appropriate witness outside of the State.
As part of the online application, you will be asked to print an identity verification form which will tell you what type of witness is acceptable.
What it costs
The cost of your passport depends on the way you apply for it and the type you choose, for example, standard or large.
When you apply using Passport Online:
- a standard 10-year passport for an adult is €75
- a large 66-page 10-year passport is €105
- a standard 10-year passport plus passport card bundle is €100
When you apply online, there is an additional €15 postal fee if you live outside Ireland.
When online application is not possible
Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for a passport.
If Passport Online is unavailable for first time applications in the country where you are living, contact your local Irish Embassy or Consulate for information on how to get a paper form and how to submit it.
Application forms cannot be downloaded.
If you are living in Ireland, Northern Ireland or Great Britain and do not wish to apply online, you can apply using a paper passport form.
Paper applications in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain are submitted through the Post Passport service.