Q. I noticed recently that my Passport will expire shortly. Are passport applications being processed at the moment?
A. Yes, the passport office is currently processing passport applications. Passport Online is open to all applicants. The Passport Service is continuing to process Passport Online applications as a priority. Applying online is the fastest way of getting your passport. You can track the progress of your passport online. In general, adult renewals when all the information on your passport is the same as your previous passport are processed within 10 working days.
The processing of Passport Express applications resumed on July 19, 2021 but these paper applications take significantly longer for most applicants. The estimated turnaround time is eight weeks but this is not a service guarantee and you should not book flights until you have your passport.
It is important to note that if you have already submitted a paper application, you cannot apply online.
In the case of an emergency situation such as the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, or for emergency medical treatment of the applicant, you should contact the Passport Service’s Customer Service Hub. Further information will be requested by the Passport Service including verifiable proof of emergency.
Updates on services and the latest turnaround times are available on the Passport Service's website www.dfa.ie/passports/
Q. My partner is applying for a Passport for the first time. Can this be done online?
A. Passport Online is open to all applicants. However, it is important to note that first time applications are complex and require additional time to process. This is because the Passport Office have to verify all documents submitted and to ensure the identity of the applicant. These applications can take up to 40 working days to process.
Q. Can I apply for my passport in person at the Passport Office?
A. It is not recommended to apply directly to the Passport Office for your first passport. The counter service in the Passport Office is designed to accommodate people who need to renew their passports urgently, and don’t have enough time to apply in other ways. You can make your first-time applications using the counter service, but it cannot be processed urgently – it will take at least 20 working days (not including postage times). Applications made in person are more expensive than applying online or through Passport Express.
Q. How much does it cost to apply for a passport?
Standard 10-year, 34-page passport
Passport Online - €75 (+ €5 postage if you live outside Ireland)
Passport Express - €80 (+€9.50 fee)
In person - €95
Large 10-year 66-page passport
Passport Online – €105 (+ €5 postage if you live outside Ireland)
Passport Express - €110 (+€9.50 fee)
In person – €125
An Post also offers a 'Family Application' option where up to four passport applications can be enclosed in one envelope. The additional charge for a Family Application is €16.
You can continue to contact your local centre by email or phone using the details in the Find a Centre page on citizensinformation.ie.
During COVID-19, you can find comprehensive integrated information online at citizensinformation.ie/covid19/ and you can get daily updates on what’s changed on Twitter at @citizensinfo.
You can also get information and advice from:
Tralee on Tel: Call 0818 07 7860, Monday – Friday (10am-4pm)
The Citizens Information Phone Service: Call 0818 07 4000, Monday to Friday, 9am – 8pm
Our national call back service: Visit citizensinformation.ie/callback to request a phone call from an information officer.
Get the gift of amazing skin this Christmas
By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio Treat your loved ones or yourself to a powerful professional skincare gift set. Rarely can you, or should you, get by with using one single skincare product. For a well-rounded skincare routine you have to at least use a cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and SPF. Whether […]
By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio
Treat your loved ones or yourself to a powerful professional skincare gift set.
Rarely can you, or should you, get by with using one single skincare product. For a well-rounded skincare routine you have to at least use a cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser and SPF. Whether you already know your hyaluronic acids, vitamins or are a skincare newbie, a Sothys skincare product will make the perfect gift. They are beautifully packaged and have great offers, e.g. half price serums.
Gift set 1: Youthful Skin hydration duo; €115, with hyaluronic acid. It’s a cream and serum set.
This rich, protective cream is recommended for dry, ageing skin. The patented formula ensures maximum hydration by forming a protective film on the skin and delivering hyaluronic acid via a cosmetics patch over an eight hour period. This highly effective intensive rehydrating serum is used to provide an immediate source of deep hydration and a lasting restore moisture. The skin will look and feel regenerated and smothered with an increase of up to 60% hydration and a notable reduction of transepidermal water loss.
Gift set 2 : Wrinkle specific set €128 (saving €50 purchase the cream and receive the serum half price).
This helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles maintaining the skin tone and preserve an even complexion.
Gift set 3: Radiance Eye cream €62 or cyro eye roll-on (receive two free express eye patches).
For wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, the cream visibly combats everyday eye contour concerns that can leave eyes looking dull and tired. Containing peptides for anti-wrinkle action and active ingredients to protect from blue light and to increase radiance.
Gift set 4: Detox Energie €122 (saving €44.50)
This is an amazing set; detoxifying, anti-pollution, rebalancing the microbiome and helps boost intracellular energy, and the skin regains it vitality and looks younger.
These are a few beautifully presented gift sets of our cosmetical professional skincare line. You can order by calling in or over the phone. For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.
Killorglin mother and son pen poetry book
By Michelle Crean What do roses, wrens, King Puck, fairies and Santa Claus have in common? Well, all now feature in a new children’s book co-written by a mother and son. The new illustrated poetry collection for children, ‘A Very Kerry Year’, by Killorglin mother and son, Jacinta and Conor Browne, has been published just […]
By Michelle Crean
What do roses, wrens, King Puck, fairies and Santa Claus have in common? Well, all now feature in a new children’s book co-written by a mother and son.
The new illustrated poetry collection for children, ‘A Very Kerry Year’, by Killorglin mother and son, Jacinta and Conor Browne, has been published just in time for Christmas.
And all proceeds will be donated to Comfort for Chemo, an organisation whose mission it is to build and equip a chemotherapy unit for the people of Kerry.
The charity is close to the young author’s heart as Conor himself was undergoing cancer treatment while writing this book.
With original poetry by the mother and son, the book also has another separate family connection as the talented illustrators are local artists, father-daughter duo Con and Rochelle Lucey, with each page awash with colour and beautiful drawings.
“I know first-hand how important it is to have a comfortable environment while receiving chemotherapy,” Conor said.
‘A Very Kerry Year’ is currently available for €12 from The Crystal Cave and the Reeks District Tourist Office in Killorglin and will soon be available in many more outlets throughout the county.
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