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Travel Documents

Notice | Travel Documents COVID-19 Update

Processing times

The processing of all travel document applications has resumed however the travel document section has been impacted by the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. As a result we are currently experiencing delays in processing times of all applications. Therefore, the Travel Document Section cannot provide a timeframe for the issuing of documents at this time. Please note that Travel Document booklets are printed by the Passport Office and this element of the process is not under the control of the Travel Document Section.

Emergency applications

If you require a Travel Document due to a genuine emergency which requires you to travel abroad, you should apply in the normal manner by downloading the application form and posting it to the address below. You should also email to let us know that you have applied and to explain the reason for the urgency. Applications will be considered urgent only if extraordinary circumstances apply – emergency medical treatment, death or serious illness of a family member. You should provide proof of the need for prioritisation. In addition, you should first check the visa and entry requirements of the country you are intending to visit and demonstrate to the Travel Document Unit that you will be able to enter that country. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that processing of your application or printing of a travel document will be completed in time to facilitate an urgent matter.

Fee & payment method

The travel document fee is €80.

You must pay the fee only by postal money order or bank draft. Do not send a cheque, cash or other type of payment as we cannot accept it. Include the payment with your application documents. Do not overpay the fee – if you do, your application will be rejected and returned to you.

A postal money order is a means of sending payment through the An Post postal system and can be obtained from your local post office. You do not need an account with An Post to create a postal money order. To pay this way, go to a post office and ask for a postal order:

  • in the amount of €80
  • payable to the Department of Justice

A bank draft is a type of cheque guaranteed by a bank. To buy a bank draft you must have a bank account with sufficient funds to cover the value of the draft. Some banks will not issue a bank draft in an amount less than €500 so a bank draft may not be an option. To pay this way, go your bank and ask for a bank draft:

  • in the amount of €80
  • payable to the Department of Justice

When finished, you will be given the postal order. Include it with your application documents.


Send your application or enquiry to the following address:

Travel Document Section
Repatriation Division
Immigration Service Delivery
Department of Justice
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

If you wish to contact us please to not write to us by letter but email us at Always include your name, reference number and contact details. We regret that at this point of time we may not be able to respond to all enquiries unless they relate to a genuine emergency.

Application forms

Travel Document Application Form (PDF 250KB)

Travel Document Photo Requirements (PDF 20KB)

Travel Document Affidavit for Sole Guardianship (PDF 20KB)



Updated: 27 May 2021