Irish documents

Irish passports

We have Irish passport forms (APS2) for people who want to apply for or renew their Irish passport but are living in the UK.

You can collect a form from one of our offices during drop in (or outside drop in hours if you phone us first) or you can send a stamped addressed envelope to:

Irish Community Care
289 Cheetham Hill Road
M8 0SN

If you want more than one application form, just include a note saying how many forms you want.

We can also help you fill in your application form, give you advice on who can sign your form and we can contact the Irish Embassy for you if you’re having difficulties getting your application processed.


Quick check

  • You need four passport photographs. Check they meet the criteria on the photograph guidelines.
  • Your application and two photographs need to be witnessed and signed by an acceptable witness listed on your application.
  • Passport applications cost £14 for under 3s, £23 for 3 to 17 years, £70 for a standard adult passport and £96 for a large adult passport. Cheques/postal orders need to be to “Embassy of Ireland”.
  • Keep a note of the 11 digit barcode number in the back corner of your application. You can use this to track your application online.
  • Send your application to “Passport Office, 114a Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ES”.
  • You can contact the Passport Office at 020 7373 4339 or

Irish birth certificates

We can help you apply for a copy of your Irish birth certificate. We need the following information from you:

  • Your full name when you were born
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Where you were born (please be as specific as possible – hospital, street, town and county)
  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s name, including her maiden name
  • If you were adopted

A birth certificate costs £20.

If you need help with any other documents, contact us.