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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

Announcement

Outreach

The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section will announce future outreach dates and locations when scheduled. When announced you will find all of the information on our outreach page HERE

Online Payment for Passports

Beginning May 8, 2022, U.S. Embassy Ireland will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the fee online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal.  Please see our https://ie.usembassy.gov/passport-renewals-by-mail/ to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.  See our FAQ page for more information on this new process.

Please note that the online fee option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in the Republic of Ireland.  Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only.  If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, and you qualify to renew through the mail, you will need to make the additional payment for the card by postal order or bank draft as per the fee listed on our passport fee page.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens:  U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current

Notice

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Embassy Dublin’s operations.  While we have resumed all routine American Citizen Services, wait times for services may be longer than normal depending on demand for a given service.

Important Information

  • If you reside in Northern Ireland, please refer to the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast for further information.
  • According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) U.S. citizens must enter and depart the United States on a U.S. passport.  This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding both Irish and U.S. citizenship MUST enter and leave the United States on a valid U.S. passport; they may NOT enter/leave the United States on an Irish/foreign passport. This applies to children as well as adults.
  • We continue to process mail-in renewal passport applications and strongly encourage eligible U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passports by mail.  Please note you can renew your U.S. passport any time before or after it expires, and a U.S. passport is valid for travel to the United States until the day it expires.  You can find further details on applying for a U.S. passport at the Passport & Citizenship links below.

ARE YOU A U.S. CITIZEN WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT?

If you require a new passport, a renewal passport, or just aren’t sure, our simple Passport Wizard will assist you in determining your eligibility and gathering the documentation needed to apply.

There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.

Passport services are not available on weekends, or on Irish or U.S. Holidays.

The processing time for routine passport renewals is 3-4 weeks. If you have immediate travel, please see Emergency Passports for further information.

Do You Know What Type of Forms You Need?

If you already know which forms to complete, you can:

  1. read our important passport information which provides guidance for applying locally,
  2. go directly to our forms page at eforms.state.gov and enter “Passports” in the search field,
  3. visit our appointment website to schedule an appointment at one of our locations, or
  4. get specific passport guidance info on Travel.State.gov.