Giants's Causeway, Co Antrim

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Do you need to renew or replace your Irish passport, or are you an Irish citizen applying for your first Irish passport?

FAQs: What you need to know…

Click here to view ‘Documents Required for Passport Applications’

May I apply to you for an Irish passport?
Any citizen of Ireland, currently in New Zealand, may apply for an Irish passport at this office. If you are not a citizen but wish to become one, see our citizenship pages for eligibility.

May I apply online or by email for an Irish passport?
No. For security reasons you must complete a paper application form and courier it to us at PO Box 279, Auckland 1140.

May I download a passport application form from the internet?
No. Each printed application form has its own unique serial number. Furthermore as images are scanned from the form we need them to be on the correct paper. Therefore you must complete a physical application form and send it to us at the address above. To obtain a form, please email us with your name and postal address. Our email is consul@ireland.co.nz.

How long does it take to process a passport application?
Passport processing times vary at different months of the year. Peak periods, with longer processing times, are usually from March-July each year. Current processing time is updated monthly under the ‘resource’ section of our website. Applications are checked here and processed, but the passports are produced in Ireland and returned to us for forwarding to you by registered mail. For this reason it is not possible for us to guarantee delivery dates and you should allow plenty of time for your application to be processed.

How much does an Irish passport cost?
There is a scale of fees depending on the age of the holder. A list of current fees and guidelines for applications can be viewed here CURRENT – passport fees and guidelines

I have lost my Irish passport… What now?
In order to obtain a replacement, you must complete a passport application form. Section 6 must be completed in respect of the loss of your current passport and witnessed by the NZ Police

I need to travel urgently and have no valid passport… What can I do?
We can issue emergency passports at the Consulate. These are not the same as full passports – they have fewer pages and shorter validity. We issue them only in the case of genuine emergency travel and on sight of your travel arrangements. These emergency passports are intended primarily for travel to Ireland. If you chose to travel on an emergency passport it is your responsibility to ensure that it is acceptable for travel to the destination you are visiting. An emergency passport cannot be issued to first time applicants

 


 

Passport Tracker

I applied to you a while back but my application is not appearing on the online passport tracker. Is there a problem?
Not necessarily. Your application only appears on the tracker system when it reaches Dublin (i.e. after we have completed our checks and forwarded it for production). We hope that this will be changed on a future software upgrade. In the meantime, if we have any problem processing your application, we will contact you. Otherwise, it should appear on the tracker shortly.

Track your passport application here.

If there is a problem with your application, we will contact you using the details you provide.

 

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Did you know...

Sir Tristram, born in Co Kildare, was a champion broodmare sire (45 group one winners, including 3 Melbourne Cup winners) and lived in Cambridge Stud

Mary Gallagher, of whom the song ‘Mary from Dungloe’ was written, emigrated to NZ from Co Donegal and is buried in Gisborne cemetery

Robert Hannah, born in Co Antrim, founded ‘Hannah’s Shoes’. He built and lived in Antrim House, in Wellington, now the headquarters of the NZ Historic Places Trust

Thomas Bracken, born in Co Monaghan, wrote the words of the national anthem ‘God Defend New Zealand’

Johnny Martin, born in Co Derry, was a goldminer and entrepreneur who developed the area of Martinborough

Joseph McMullen Dargaville, born in Co Cork, developed the town of Dargaville as part of his kauri timber and gum business

Robert Wellwood, born in Co Kilkenny, was the first Mayor of Hastings

Thomas Russell, born in Cork, was the founder of Bank of New Zealand in 1861

Thomas Croke, born in Cork and after whom the GAA Croke Park is named, was Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1870-1874

Patrick Moran, born in Co Wicklow, was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Dunedin 1869-1895

Henry Blundell, born in Dublin, began publishing the Wellington Evening Post (now the Dominion Post) in 1865

Dave Gallaher, captain of the 1905 Original All Blacks, was born in Co Donegal

Three of NZs Prime Ministers were born in Ireland – Daniel Pollen (Dublin), John Balance (Antrim) and William Massey (Derry)

New Zealand’s most colourful goldminer, Biddy of the Buller, was born in Dublin

Lt. Governor William Hobson, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi on behalf of the Crown, was born in Waterford, the home of Waterford Crystal.

James Joyce, the author of Ulysses, the novel of the 20th century, had a sister, who was a nun who lived in New Zealand for many years until her death in 1942.

The Duke of Wellington, after whom New Zealand’s capital city is named, was born in Dublin, Ireland’s capital.