Most Common Passport Application Errors
The most common errors that we find on applications submitted for renewal are:
Photo Size- The previous passport photograph size is not the correct size required, applicants should view the correct photograph information page
Incorrect payment- We cannot accept personal checks/cash for postal applications/provide change for postal applications over correct amount, please see our Passport/Citizenship Fees page
Please select from the below listing the passport service that applies to you,this only applies to adults that can present current/expired 10 year passports.
Mail Renewal (DS-82/5504/4085 Forms)
Requiring a Personal Appearance (DS-11 Form)
All of the below passport services require a personal appearance at the U.S. Embassy Dublin. These include:
- Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Passports;
- Minors under 16;
- Renewing 5-year passports;
- Renewing a Passport Issued More Than 15 Years Ago;
- Imminent Departure;
- First Passports.
After reading the information on our website related to the service you are seeking, please Schedule, reschedule or cancel an appointment via our online appointment system. In the event that an emergency appointment is required, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Passport Information
Social Security Number Requirement on all applications
Failure to provide your Social Security Number may result in significant processing delays and/or the denial of your application.
Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6039E) requires you to provide your Social Security Number (SSN), if you have one, when you apply for a U.S. passport or renewal of a U.S. passport. If you have not been issued a SSN, enter zeros in box #5 of the passport application form you are completing. Contact the Social Security Administration to request a Number. If you are residing abroad, you must also provide the name of the foreign country in which you are residing. The U.S. Department of State must provide your SSN and foreign residence information to the Department of Treasury. If you fail to provide the information, you are subject to a $500 penalty enforced by the IRS. All questions on this matter should be directed to the nearest IRS office.
For further information please see the following Internal Revenue Service page: http://www.irs.gov/irb/2012-13_IRB/ar14.html#d0e9512
Notice regarding Renewals by Mail
If you are in Ireland and can renew by mail, you MUST send your documents to the U.S. Embassy.
The required photograph frame size should be 2" x 2" as per examples. The head (measured from the top of hair/head to the bottom of the chin) should measure between 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm) with the eye level between 1 1/8 inch to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo. Sample Photo - will not print to proper required size. View Photo Examples