Renew or replace your adult passport
Irish passports can be renewed from anywhere in the world using Passport Online. Irish adult passports, for citizens aged 18 and over, are valid for 10 years.
You can apply for a new passport if your passport is due to expire in the next 12 months.
If you have never had a passport before, or if your last passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you need to make a first-time application for an adult passport.
You can apply for a passport card along with your passport book when you apply online.
How to meet the photo guidelines
How long it takes
Passport turnaround times
Check the current turnaround times for the latest information.
Passport tracking service
You can check the status of your online application using the passport tracking service.
If you need your passport renewed urgently, we have an in-person Urgent Appointment Service for passport renewal. This is available at our Mount St, Dublin office, our Cork office and also our office in London.
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.
Lost, stolen and damaged passports
If your passport is lost or stolen, make an application for a new passport immediately using Passport Online. This is the fastest way to report your passport as lost or stolen and ensures that no one else can use it for travel.
You will need:
- a digital photograph that meets the photo guidelines
- credit or debit card
- an email address
- access to a printer
The online application will tell you of any other documents you may need to submit.
If your passport is lost, stolen or damaged while you are on holidays, you may need an emergency travel document to return home. You should contact your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate for further details.
If your passport has been damaged, you will need to return it when you are making an application for a replacement. If your passport is damaged, do not travel on it.
Other ways to apply
Passport Online is the fastest way to renew your passport.
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.
In Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, paper applications are submitted through the Post Passport service.