1. Check that your and your family's passports are in date before you book a holiday
2. Apply at least 6 weeks before travelling. First-time applications take at least 4 weeks. You can use Passport Express if you are travelling in 3 weeks or more. A counter appointment service is available for those travelling in less than 3 weeks
3. Renewing a passport? Save time, renew online. It takes just 2 weeks plus postage
Irish citizens can now renew their passport book, renew their Passport Card, or apply for their first Passport Card online using our Online Passport Renewal Service.
This fast, secure and convenient service can be used by Irish citizens living anywhere in the world and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Please note that you cannot apply online if you have already submitted a paper application.