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Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Dublin.  For all services requiring an appointment, please visit our online appointment system to schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

What passport service do you require?

                Please Note: All the below services require a personal appearance at the U.S. Embassy by appointment

In the event that an emergency appointment is required, please e-mail   

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:

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.

Sample Photo

  • Sample Photo

    Please visit PHOTO REQUIREMENTS for further examples and detailed instructions regarding the photographs acceptable for passport processing.