The USPS recommends that you apply for your passport several months before you need it.
Processing times can vary, so it’s better to do it earlier rather than later.
Since 30 March 2017, it is possible to do this online.
In other documents you will find information on: If your most recent passport expired more than 5 years ago, you should read the document on applying for your first Irish passport. At all times, you should ensure that it is kept in a secure place.
Each Irish passport carries a unique identification number and you should keep a note of your number, in the event that your passport is lost or stolen.
If more than one application is being processed the execution fees and photo fees can be combined on one check. Note: Apply for your passport early to ensure that you receive it in time. If you have any questions about needing your passport sooner than routine processing, please call ahead for help.
Passport Appointment: First-time Applicants and Children only.
Adult applicants renewing their passports issued to them when they were at least 16 years of age and less than 15 years ago should not make an appointment. Click on this link and follow the prompts: Walk in services are based on availability and individuals are expected to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to closing.
You can fill out the passport application online, print it out and then bring it (along with the additional required documents) to a relevant post office. You may, of course, still receive and fill out the application at the post office too.
You can find these by clicking the “Location Types” dropdown menu and selecting the “Passport” option.