If you are an Irish national living in Spain long term, there may come a time when you will need to renew or replace a lost or stolen passport.
Don't despair though, as to do so is really straight forward and can be done in a couple of ways.
How Can I Renew My Irish Passport from Spain?
The two options are:-
If you are over the age of 18, a current passport holder and do not wish to change your name on your passport, you may apply online at https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/
To apply via the website you will need to have a digital photograph, email address and a credit or debit card to make payment. Also note that you may only apply online if you have less than 12 months validity remaining on your existing passport.
Applying online takes around 10 minutes to do.
Renew via Post to the Irish Embassy in Madrid
An alternative way to renew your Irish passport is to apply via post to the Irish Embassy in Madrid. Simply obtain and complete the APS2G/E application form, attach any required documentation and photo's and send to the Irish Embassy. (See further below).
In order to apply by post, you will need to complete the APS2 form. There are two versions which are APS2G (In Irish) or APS2E (In English).
You can obtain the form by either
Required Documentation and Photographs
When sending your application, will need to include the following documents.
You will need to provide four identical passport photographs that need to be less than six months old.
The person witnessing your photos will also need to write the form number (provided in section 9 of the APS2G/E form) on the back of two of the photos. They will also need to sign the back of two of the photos.
See the following page for further guidelines on photographs https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/spain/passports/how-to-apply-for-a-passport/
Witnessing of Your Application
Your application and photos will need to be witnessed by a person of good standing within the community such as:-
The person will need to still be working in either Spain, Tunisia or Andorra.
You will need to sign section 8 of the form in the presence of the witness.
Sending Your Application
Once completed, you will need to send your APS2E/G form, supporting documents and photographs to the following address.
Embajada de Irlanda
Paseo de la Castellana 46, 4,
Tel: +34 914 364 093 (09.30 to 13.00)
Fax: +34 914 351 677
It is recommended that you send this information via registered delivery.
Passport Application via the Embassy
Adult 10 Year Passport - €95.00
Adult Large 10 Year Passport - €125.00
Minor 0-17 Years of Age, 5 Year Passport - €45.00
Adult 10 Year Passport - €80.00
Adult Large 10 Year Passport - €110.00
Passport Card - €35.00
Standard Passport plus Passport Card - €105.00
Large Passport plus Passport Card - €135.00
If you are applying to renew your passport via post, you will need to make payment via bank transfer to the following bank account.
BANK Account Name: Embajada de Irlanda
BANK Address: BBVA, C/Claudio Coello 92, Madrid 28006
Bank Account No: 0182 1932 44 0201542340
IBAN Code: ES90 0182 1932 44 0201542340
Swift/BIC code: BBVAESMMXXX
For online passport and passport card renewals, you will need to pay via credit/dedit card during the online process.
How Long Does It Take?
The standard processing time for passports is approximately 7 weeks, but can take up to 3 months during busy periods.
Lost and Stolen Passport Procedure
If you live in Spain and your Irish passport has been lost or stolen, you will need to take the following steps.
Report the loss or theft to your nearest police station (Comisaria). You can do this in one of three ways.
You must then apply for a new passport via post to the Irish Embassy in Madrid as outlined above.
You will also need to provide additional supporting documentation including:-
How to Track Your Passport Application
Tracking your passport application is very easy. Simply visit the following web address and enter your passport application ID.
Contacting the Passport Office
The Passport office is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am-2pm. The contact number for passport queries is +34 91 4364093 Monday to Friday 9.30am-1pm. You can also contact the passport office via email using the contact form at https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/spain/contact-us/