Passports Act 2008
Application for passport.
6.— (1) A person who is an Irish citizen and is, subject to this Act, thereby entitled to be issued with a passport, may apply in that behalf to the Minister in accordance with this section.
(2) An application for the issue of a passport to a person shall be—
(a) made in such form as may be specified by the Minister for that type of passport,
(b) accompanied by such information and documents in relation to the person as the Minister may require under section 7, and
(c) accompanied by the appropriate fee (if any).
(3) An application for the issue of a passport to a child may be made on behalf of the child—
(a) by a parent or guardian of the child,
(b) where the application is one to which subsection (4) of section 14 applies, by the person referred to in that subsection who is authorised by an order of a court in the State to give consent to the issue of a passport to the child, or
(c) where the application is one to which subsection (6) of section 14 applies, by a guardian of the child or any other person who has an interest in the welfare of the child.
(4) An application for the issue of a passport to a person who is suffering from a physical or mental incapacity may be made on his or her behalf by a person duly authorised to act on his or her behalf.