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Use our Paper Accept & Send service to apply for your first or renew a current Irish passport, and get it delivered to your home
We’ll make sure that your paper application is complete and correct before sending it off.
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
Complete a passport application form APS2. You can pick one up in around 100 of our branches
You'll need four identical photos that meet the DFA requirements listed on the back of the application form
Bring your application form, photos and any other supporting documents requested to selected branches
We'll send everything to the DFA Passport Office. If approved, you'll get your passport in the post
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
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
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.
Getting it right first time
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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.
*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.
Please check the latest advice and guidance on the DFA website.
Please check the DFA website for the latest information, guidance and support.
Find answers to common questions about passports:
Visit our passports support page
For passport enquiries and complaints:
Go to passport advice on DFA.IE