It’s taking up to 6 weeks to replace a lost or damaged passport!
The Passport Service is currently in its peak season for passport demand with the vast majority of applications being received between February and August each year.
At present, renewal applications received through the Online Passport Renewal Service are being processed within the target turnaround time of 10 working days PLUS POSTAGE TIME.
The current processing times for postal applications submitted through Passport Express depend on the category of application. Renewal applications are currently being processed within the target turnaround time of 15 working days PLUS POSTAGE TIME.
First-time applications and applications from citizens who are applying to replace a lost, stolen or damaged passport are being processed within 24 working days PLUS POSTAGE TIME.
Find out more at https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/