Irish Passports

Apply for or renew your Irish passport in-branch

Use our paper service to apply for your first or renew a current Irish passport and get it delivered to your home.


Paper application service only available at the Post Office (available in Northern Ireland and selected branches in England, Scotland and Wales).

Paper Accept & Send: How it works

For just £11.00 plus your passport fee, we can accept and send your Irish passport application.

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Complete the form

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

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Take your photo

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

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Bring it all to a branch

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

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We'll send it off

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

Why use this service?
  • Reassurance if you prefer using a paper service to apply
  • Send supporting document(s) 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 phots (see below for more details)

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 guidance on application witnesses.

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Top tips for filling in your passport form​

  • 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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Paper Accept & Send: common questions