How to Renew Your Indian Passport in Ireland

How to Renew Your Indian Passport in Ireland

Living in Ireland as an Indian citizen? At some point, you’ll need to renew your Indian passport to travel to other countries and back. So if you’re close to the expiration date, you don’t have to be overly concerned as the renewal process is seamless and straightforward. 

This guide will share everything you need to successfully acquire your new passport in Ireland.

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Passport Renewals in Ireland.

The major eligibility criteria is to be an Indian citizen living in Ireland and having a passport that has either expired or is expiring in the next 12 months. Unfortunately, this post only applies to citizens who still have their current passport with them. For stolen, lost or damaged passports, you’ll need to request a new passport through an entirely different process. 

Required Documents for Renewing Your Indian Passport in Ireland.

Now before starting the application process, here are all the documents you’ll need to complete the application; 

  • Your current/old Indian passport.
  • Three recent passport photographs with a white background.
  • A photocopy of all pages including the data page, endorsements and visas.
  • A copy of your GNIB card (Irish General Registration Number).
  • Proof of Irish residency (this could be a utility bill, bank statement, driving license).
  • The printed copy of the online application form.
  • Other supporting documents like marriage certificate, birth certificate, and change of name documents (if applicable).

Once you have all these documents, you proceed to apply using any of the methods discussed below.

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Applying for an Indian Passport Renewal in Ireland: Step-by-Step Guide.

You can choose to complete your application online and then submit your documents in person at the embassy (online method) or send in your application via post (offline). This section will cover both options so you can make an informed decision on which one to go with.

The Online Application Method.

  • Tap on the register option and under the consulate, choose “Ireland - Dublin”.
  • Fill out the rest of the form and continue.
  • Under options, choose “Apply for Ordinary Passport’ and fill out the application form carefully. Ensure all details match your current passport.
  • Next, pay the application fee online (this may vary on the passport type).
  • Print out the application form, and then schedule an appointment at the embassy.
  • Visit the embassy in Dublin along with all your documents, fee receipt and application form.
  • The embassy officials will verify your documents and take your biometrics for the new passport.
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The Offline Application Method.

  • Visit the Passport Seva website and download the physical application form.
  • Fill out the form so all details match your current passport.
  • Attach all required documents mentioned above (both originals and photocopies).
  • Include a demand draft payable to the ‘Embassy of India, Dublin for the application fee.
  • Mail the application package to the Embassy of India, Dublin address.
The Embassy of India, Dublin: 69 Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin-4, Co. Dublin, D04 ER85, Ireland.

How Long Does it Take to Process the Passport Application?

All applications are processed at the Indian Embassy in Dublin. Since Tatkal service (the fast track service) is not available in Ireland, processing time can take anywhere between 4-6 weeks after submission. Although this varies based on individual circumstances. Once the passport is ready, you’ll receive an email notification. You can then proceed to collect your passport from the embassy on the specified date or request a postal delivery.

We recommend checking the embassy website frequently for updated information on requirements, or fee changes. Also, keep a copy of all the documents you submitted just in case you need to refer to the application. 

Wrapping Up.

By following these steps and having the necessary documents ready, you can renew your Indian passport in Ireland smoothly and efficiently.

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