Check the expiry date on your current passport before you plan any trips abroad and make sure that it has the correct validity for the country you are travelling to. You don't need to wait for your current passport to expire to apply for a new one.
We also offer you the opportunity to avail of our passport reminder service, where we send you an email informing you that your passport will expire in 3 months.
Our How to Apply for a Passport Guide takes you through each step of your Irish Passport application
You will need your 11 digit application number - this is found on your receipt.