Travel plans and need to renew or apply for a passport? It is wise to apply for your passport timely to avoid any possible delays.

Always check your passport when you are booking your summer holidays. Make sure your passport is in date. If not, save time and renew online – the fastest way to renew your passport is via https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/.

Last year, a surge in demand caused significant delays in passport processing, particularly for first-time applicants. Currently, the Passport Service is meeting the current high demand for passports – there are no passport application backlogs and all turnaround times are at their target level.  Over 420,000 passports have issued to date in 2023, and just under 1.1 million passports are expected to issue this year. More than half of all simple adult renewals issue within 2 working days. The Passport Service promotes Passport Online as the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to apply for a passport. Currently over 90% of all passport applications are submitted online by citizens in Ireland and abroad.

Turnaround times:

  • Online simple adult renewal – 10 working days
  • Online child/complex adult renewal – 15 working days
  • Online first time application, adult or child – 20 working days
  • Post Passport via An Post, adult or child – 8 weeks

Applications for which additional supporting documents have been requested will be processed in 15 working days

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