Australian passport photo specifications are strict to meet facial recognition technology requirements. Photographs that do not meet the standards cannot be accepted. Please read the Photo Requirements | Australian Passport Office before having your photos taken. There are also guidelines for camera operators that you may wish to give to the person taking the photographs. We also encourage you to request the JPG file of the photos which we may request if the printed photos are not to specification.
We recommend that customers allow up to six weeks from lodgement/ passport appointment to get a new passport. You can book an appointment online at: https://ireland.embassy.gov.au/dubl/Passports.html
The Embassy accepts adult passport renewals (PC7) and child passport renewals (PC8) by mail if the application meets the criteria. If you lodge by mail, you need to allow an additional two weeks to the current processing time. Please see criteria and instructions for lodging by mail: PC7 / Child PC8.
If you require an emergency passport, please contact the Embassy on +353 1 664 5300 during business hours (8:30am to 1pm, and 2pm to 4:30pm) or DFAT’s Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS on +61 421 269 080 to discuss your situation and for further advice.
The Australian Passport Office has introduced a new portal for clients to complete their passport application form 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
- Applying for a Childrens Passport
- Passport Photos
- Name Changes
- How to Prepare your Passport Application
- Approved Guarantor List
- Passport Application Fees
- Extra Information
Passport clients are advised that PC7 Adult renewals and PC8 Child renewals may be lodged by mail if you meet the criteria (select the link for the criteria). ALL other Passport application forms 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.
Who must lodge in person:
- Applying for a child who is 16 or 17 years old
- 1st Adult passport (if not eligible for a PC7)
- Name Change
- Replacing a lost/stolen/damaged passport
- Replacing an Emergency or Limited Validity passport
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.
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.
PC8 Child renewals (0 - 15 year old) may be lodged by mail if you meet the Criteria. All first time Child applications or lost/damaged/stolen applications are to be lodged in person 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.
Passport appointments are available between 9.00am – 12.30pm and 2.00pm – 3.30pm Monday to Friday. 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).
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.
As of 1 July 2018, photographs with glasses will not be accepted. All applicants are to remove their glasses for the passport photographs. With the advent of ePassports, strict photograph criteria applies. Please also note that Australian passport photograph requirements differ from Irish Passport requirements. Photographs taken home digital cameras, black and white photographs and photos produced on matt paper will not accepted.
• High quality, heavy‐weight, glossy prints – 200 gsm minimum
• Photographic process that uses dye sublimation only
• No heavy back‐printing
Before you get photographs taken read the Passport Photo Guidelines.
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.
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:
Adult Renewal - PC7 Renewal Form Instruction Sheet
Child, Name change, First Adult, First Australian passport - PC8 Application Form Instruction Sheet
3. Before you get photographs taken read the Passport Photo Guidelines.
4. Complete the correct application form:
Adult Renewal - PC7 Application Form
Child passport - PC8 Child passport portal
Name change, First Adult, First Australian passport - PC8 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
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.