If you normally live outside Ireland but are currently in this country, you must still apply for your Irish passport in the country where you live (your country of permanent residence), using an APS 2 form.
You can pick up an APS 1E passport application form at:
If you can’t get a form or if you need a large number of forms, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll post the forms to you.
If you live in Northern Ireland, you’ll find APS 2 passport application forms in many Post Offices.
If you live outside Ireland, you can get an APS 2 passport application form from your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate.
In some cases it will be necessary to complete a Sole Guardian Affidavit (AFF1). More information is available here on parents or guardians consent to passport applications for children under 18 years of age.
If your child has a parent who was born within the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, a Declaration Form A will be required. This is a sworn statement by the parent, giving details of their period of residency in Ireland. It must be properly witnessed.
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.