When applying for an Irish passport, you should know as to what are the documents to be attached along with the Irish passport application form for both the 1st time applicants & when renewing your Irish passport.
You may also check out the contact details of the Irish passport offices as this will help you further. Keep scrolling this page to know more.
List of the documents required for a (new) Irish passport
Applicants will have to submit 4 passport size photographs & keep it in mind that 2 of them have to be witnessed.
- Birth & the marriage certificate
Applicant will have to submit the birth certificate in original & that too the long – form of the birth certificate. The Irish passport application form has to also include the original civil marriage certificate only when the applicant has changed their surname.
- Address proof
Utility bill or the bank statement or may be an official correspondence with either a public or a private sector entity will be considered as a proof of address.
However, 1 document can never be submitted as a proof of name as well as proof of address. Therefore, make sure that you have different documents to show both the evidences.
- Proof of name
If you are submitting a photo copy of the Public Services Card then another proof of name is not required. For the ones who do not have this card, they will have to submit documents such as pay slip or social welfare receipts or the college registration paper as these documents have the proof of the name.
- Public Services card
Irish passport applicants, make a note of the fact that if you happen to be a resident of the State then submitting the copy of the Public Services card is a must. Moreover, this rule is applicable from 29th of March, 2016.
Hence, when the 1st time applicants submit the application form for an adult passport then documents namely driving license / student ID card etc. are not required to be submitted. But for the 1st time applicants who do not have the Public service card, they can go ahead & apply for this card with the help of the Department of Social Protection office.
In addition to this, you would be required to apply for this document in person as the Public Service Card is a very important document.
List of the documents required when renewing the Irish passport
When you apply for a renewal of the Irish passport, you will have to submit 4 passport size photographs & out of them, 2 must be witnessed.
Apart from the photos, you should submit the recent Irish passport. If your passport is already expired or it is valid for less than 12 months then a photo copy of data page is to be submitted.
Also remember that the current passport will stand invalid when the new passport is issued.
Irish passport offices contact details
- Headquarters – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Address – Iveagh House, 80 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 VY53
Phone number + 353 (0) 1 408 2000
List of the other Passport Offices, Ireland
- Passport Office Dublin contact details
Address – Knockmaun House, 42 – 47, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, D02 TN83.
Phone number +353 (0)1 671 1633
When calling up from Northern Ireland call at the LoCall – 0845 8504321
And for an emergency service or at odd hours use the below mentioned service – Phone number + 353 (0) 1 408 2000 (OR) +353 (0)1 478 0822
- Passport Office Cork contact details
Address – 1a South Mall, Cork, T12 TA46
Phone number +353 (0)21 494 4700
- One may also contact the 24 hours recorded information line at the following phone number + 353 (0) 1 679 7600 Latest New Irish Passport Apply Process