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.