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Existing Irish Passport Holders
Irish Outreach can assist Irish citizens in the Southern California region who need to renew an expired passport or replace a lost or stolen passport. We are authorized by the Irish Consulate General to witness passport application forms available at our office, which must be done before sending it along with the relevant documents to the Irish Consulate in San Francisco.
The following page on the Irish Consulate San Francisco’s website details all the supporting documents required and the costs associated in applying for a new Irish passport.
Applications forms are available at our office. Please ensure you bring your expired passport, another form of ID and your passport pictures (no longer required to be to Irish specifications) with you to your appointment, as these must also be witnessed by us before you submit your application.
First time Applicant born to an Irish parent
If are applying for an Irish passport for the first time and were born to a parent born in Ireland, you have automatically acquired Irish citizenship and will just need to supply additional documents required with your first application, these can be found on the below link.
First time applicant born to an Irish grandparent:
If you are a first time Irish passport applicant, born to an Irish grandparent, you will first need to apply for your Irish citizenship through the Foreign Births Register before you are eligible for a passport.
FOREIGN BIRTH REGISTER APPLICATION
If you have a grandparent who was born in Ireland you can become an Irish citizen by registering on the Foreign Birth Register. You are also eligible to register on the FBR if your parent was not born in Ireland (if they were you are already a citizen and need only go through the passport application process), but was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth. If you are eligible for Irish citizenship you can register your birth on the Foreign Births Register to begin the application of Irish citizenship. Once you have registered your birth and it has been accepted, you can then apply for an Irish passport.
Information on what you need to do before you begin your online application and the supporting documents required can be found here:
Please note, unlike passport applications we are not authorized to witness FBR applications as the witness must either know you personally or b e preparation of your application.
If you are in the process of applying for a passport or would like to register for the FBR and would like assistance, please fill out the contact form below: