Information about payment and dispatching passport - Dublin
Method of payment
Paying at the Embassy:
You can pay on the day of your appointment by Postal Money Order or Bank Draft made payable to “Embassy of Belgium”.
Paying in advance:
Once you have an appointment, you can pay in advance by electronic transfer to the Embassy account (to the "Belgian Embassy in Dublin") IBAN: IE76 BOFI 9009 7346 7866 51, Swift Code: BOFIIE2D - (making sure to mention the name and surname of the person applying and the document required, e.g. Mary Murphy - passport). If you are paying by transfer, you must bring the proof of payment on the day of your appointment.
Dispatching of the passport
If you want to receive your passport by post and ensure it’s safe delivery, please add to your application a pre-paid self-addressed Registered Mail envelope. NB: check postal fee if there are several passports at the same time.
Waiting time to obtain your passport: 7 to 10 working days.
A passport is an official, worldwide recognised and usable travel document in the format of a booklet issued by the relevant authority in a particular State to its nationals.
One must make a distinction between a passport and an identity card which, as its name implies, is just a single card.
Belgian passports are valid 7 years (5 years for minors).
Any Belgian citizen can be issued his or her own passport starting at birth.
It is possible to travel to around 50 countries using an identity card, but a passport allows its holder to travel to any country in the world, subject to fulfilling any applicable visa requirements.