New Irish Passport procedures for first-time adult
applicants and applications following loss or theft of an
With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of
falsified passports, additional safeguards have been introduced
into the passport application procedure for adult first time
applicants and for those adults seeking to replace a lost/stolen
passport. With effect from 17 January 2011, adult applicants
in these categories will be required to submit the following
additional evidence in support of their passport application:
-a completed and suitably witnessed passport application form and
four photographs, two of which must be signed and stamped by an
approved witness; and
-the long form birth certificate of the applicant and (if married
and regardless of whether name was changed on marriage) an
original civil marriage certificate, and, if not born on the
island of Ireland, original documentation showing entitlement to
-additional form of photo-identification; e.g. copy of drivers
licence, work ID; student card; social club membership; passport
from other country etc.;
-documentary evidence to show use of name, e.g. payslips; records
of unemployment or disability payment; bank statement; college
-evidence of residence at the application address, e.g. utility
bills; official correspondence from public or private sector etc.
-applicants should also provide confirmation from the police that
they have reported the loss or theft of their passport to them.
In addition, applicants may also be required to provide further
information and/or attend for interview at one of the Department’s
It should be noted that it will not be possible to expedite any
application in these categories.
All required documents along with the three forms of ID must be
submitted in their original form, except in the case of a drivers
licence, where a certified copy is acceptable.