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Paper Accept & Send service

We’ll make sure that your paper application is complete and correct before sending it off.

  • Application is checked to ensure it meets all requirements
  • You can use your own compliant photos
  • Available at 100 branches
  • It costs just £11, plus your passport fee

How Paper Accept & Send works

Our Passport Paper Accept & Send service helps get your application right first time. For just £11 plus your passport fee, we can accept and send your Irish passport application

  1. Complete the form

    Complete a passport application form APS2. You can pick one up in around 100 of our branches

  2. Take your photo

    You'll need four identical photos that meet the DFA requirements listed on the back of the application form

  3. We’ll check it’s right

    Bring your application form, photos and any other supporting documents requested to selected branches

  4. We’ll send it off

    We'll send everything to the DFA Passport Office. If approved, you'll get your passport in the post

Preparing for your application

Why use this service?

  • Reassurance if you prefer using a paper service to apply

  • Supporting document(s) are sent securely

  • Pay a fixed sterling price with no cross-border charges

What you need:

  • Your current passport (not a photocopy) if it's a renewal application

  • Proof of any changes, such as to your name (see 'common questions' for more details)

  • A witness to sign your application and photos

When will you need a witness?

For any Irish passport APS2 application, you’ll need a witness to confirm your identity by signing your form and two of your four passport photos.

This person may be contacted to confirm the validity of their signature. Please check they’re happy to be contacted before you start the application. Read further guidance on application witnesses.

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Tips for filling out your application form

Getting it right first time

  • Use a black ballpoint pen and write in capitals
  • Bring originals of your supporting documents and not photocopies. Also, don't forget your four photos (two of them signed)
  • Stay within the white boxes and keep your signature within the border
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      Common Paper Accept & Send questions

      • The Paper Accept & Send service cost £11.00 with Post Office. This fee is on top of what you have to pay the DFA for your passport and includes a delivery fee to send your documents to the DFA.

          DFA Passport Office fee Post Office Paper Accept & Send fee  Total*
        Adult 10-year passport (persons aged 18 and over)  £70.00 £11.00 £81.00
        Large 10-year passport (persons aged 18 and over); ie includes more pages £96.00 £11.00 £107.00
        Child’s 5-year passport (persons aged 0 to 17) £26.00 £11.00 £37.00


        *Pricing includes passport fee and acceptance fees (includes secure postage, tracking, secure documents, customer service; paper application can only be done in branch).

      • To check the exact documents required for your application, please use the DFA support tool

      Need some help?

      Passports help and support

      Find answers to common questions about passports:

      Visit our passports support page

      Irish passport enquiries

      For passport enquiries and complaints:

      Go to passport advice on DFA.IE