Passport Awareness Month: Plan now. Avoid stressful travel later.

Planning a trip abroad in the coming months?  September marks our annual Passport Awareness Month, and we want to encourage U.S. citizens and dual citizens in Ireland to apply for your passport well in advance of your planned travel! Processing times are greatly reduced during our off-peak months of September, October, and November, so it is an ideal time to renew early or apply for your passport.  Whether you are renewing a passport or applying for the first time, the passport application process can be completed without added stress if done ahead of time.

Renewing an adult’s passport may be done conveniently by mail at any time if the applicant meets certain criteria. Children and adults applying for the first time must appear in person at the U.S. Embassy Dublin or at one of our outreach visits nationwide.

For more information on how or where to apply, visit our passport webpage here: https://ie.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/