We recommend that you get an individual passport for your child.
We no longer include children on their parents' passports. This is intended to make international travel more secure for children and reduce the risk of kidnapping and child trafficking.
If your child is included on your current passport, they can still travel to some countries up to their 16th birthday, as long as you accompany the child and your passport is valid.
However, there are an increasing number of exceptions to this, including:
If your child is included on your Irish passport, we advise you to check with the Embassy of the country to which you’re travelling to make sure they will be allowed to enter the country.
Our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application
You can track the progress of your Passport/Passport Card application using your 11-digit application number.