Where can I locate relevant forms/documents?
Passport Application form:
If you are over 18, and have previously held an Irish Passport, you can now apply for your Passport Book and/or Passport Card online.
If you are not eligible, or do not wish to apply online, you can still use the paper route. Please note that the application form used in this instance cannot be downloaded.
Types of application form:
- Use an APS 1E form if you are living in Ireland
- Use an APS 2 form if you are living in Northern Ireland
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.
Where can I get my form?
APS 1E forms
You can pick up an APS 1E passport application form at:
- Any Garda station
- At your local Post office
- The Passport Offices in Dublin or Cork
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.
APS 2 forms
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.
Sole Guardian Affidavit:
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.
Declaration Form A:
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.