Australian Embassy
Ireland

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Passport Services

The Australian Passport Office has introduced a new portal for clients to complete their passport applications online. This will require clients to first register for an account before completing the passport application.

If clients face any issues when completing the passport application or during the account registration process, clients should contact their closest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

 

HOW TO LODGE A PASSPORT APPLICATION IN IRELAND

Passport clients are advised that ALL Passport application forms (simplified Adult Renewal PC7 and PC8) MUST be lodged in person, by appointment only. The requirement that all applicants attend an interview is mandated by Australian national standards for identity management.

Visitor access to the Embassy is by appointment only. All visitors must present current photographic identification (e.g. passport, driving licence).  ).  All visitors will be required to undertake a security screening and walk through the metal detector.  Please advise the security guard if you have had a pacemaker implanted.

Please Note:  Passport applicants are required to book on-line.  Please note that only one passport application per appointment will be accepted.

Disclaimer

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not responsible for any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the online appointment booking system.  The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all information and/or services provided at any time in its sole discretion without giving any reason or prior notice.  You are responsible for keeping apprised of all information and/or services provided in this booking system.

Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.

 

Applying for a Childrens Passport

Child applications are to be lodged by one parent or guardian with parental responsibility.  Children under the age of 16 do not need to accompany the parent to the interview.

Child applicants aged 16 or 17 must accompany their parent to lodge their passport application.

Please contact the Embassy to schedule an appointment.  Passport appointments are available between 9.00am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Appointments are not available Tuesdays between 10.30am – 12.00pm and Thursdays between 9.00am – 10.30am.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CURRENT WAITING PERIOD FOR AN APPOINTMENT IS TWO TO THREE WEEKS. Clients are advised not to book their travel before they are in receipt of their travel document.

Please carefully review all of the information provided below BEFORE contacting the Passports Office at the Embassy.

The Australian Embassy in Dublin no longer accepts payments made by cash or cheque.  As part of streamlining our passport services, we will only be accepting payments made by debit or credit card (MasterCard, Maestro, Visa and Laser).


Passport Photographs

Your photo is critical to the usability and security of your passport. The facial recognition technology used in conjunction with Australian passports makes border processing more efficient and reduces the potential for identity fraud. If your photo does not meet the standards detailed below, your passport may not work at automated borders. The size of your head in the photograph must comply with Australian passport requirements, which differ from Irish passport photograph standards. Familiarise yourself with these requirements and ensure you submit compliant photos. Your application may be rejected because of unsuitable photographs.

If you are unsure how to attach your photographs to the application form, leave them loose in the envelope. DO NOT fasten them in any way using clips, staples, sticky / sello tape or any other type of fasteners which damage photographs and render them useless.

More information on Passport Photo requirements can be found here.   

This Youtube video guide goes into more detail on passport photo requirements.

 

Name Changes

If your name has changed from the name on your most recent evidence of Australian citizenship you will need to provide evidence of this change with your application before a passport can be issued in your new name. You must include originals of documents that explain all name changes with your application (with any English translations where required).
If you were married in Australia, you must provide the marriage certificate issued by the Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM). A marriage certificate issued by a celebrant or religious leader is not acceptable for passport purposes.

If you were born in Australia and have changed your name through marriage overseas or by any other means, you will need to register a change of name with RBDM in the state or territory of your birth and obtain the name change certificate which must accompany your completed passport application. You must also provide your original overseas marriage certificate.

 

How to Prepare your Passport Application


 The following steps will help you prepare your passport application.

1. Find out what type of form that you need to use. The different types are explained here.

2. Read the appropriate instruction sheet:

3. Before you get photographs taken read the Passport Photo Guidelines.

4.  Complete the correct application form:

5. If you're filling out a Child, Name change, First Adult or First Australian Passport form (PC8) make sure you check the APPROVED GUARANTOR LIST.

6 . Read the checklist for your form to ensure that you are supplying all the necessary items with your application and that you are submitting it correctly: 

  • Adult Renewal - PC7 Application Form checklist

  • First Adult, Name Change - PC8 Application Form checklist

  • Child, First Australian passport - PC8 Application Form checklist

7. Check the Passport Application Fees

 

Extra Information

Some additional information to help you prepare your passport application for lodgment in Ireland:

Guidance regarding Name Changes

Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport

Processing Times and Urgent Applications

Acceptable Guarantors list (applicable to PC8 forms only)

Citizenship for children of Australian citizens born in Ireland or elsewhere overseas

Applicants born in Australia after 20 August 1986 have special requirements

Credit Card Authorisation Slip

If you have any further questions you should refer your enquiry to the Passports Office on 01 664 5300.