This report covers Ireland’s expansion of its online passport renewal service, which allows easy passport renewal from anywhere in the world and costs less than alternative methods.
Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the online passport renewal service is to be expanded.1
This expanded service allows for the online renewal of children’s passports, introduces a passport card for children, and expands the cohort of adults eligible to renew online – so now all adults and children who wish to renew their passports can do so. In addition, because of the expansion of service, all Irish citizens can now renew their passports online, from anywhere in the world.
This development is expected to bring significant benefits for citizens, for instance, faster turnaround times of 10 working days for all online applications, excluding postage. In addition, the cost of renewing a passport online is significantly cheaper than alternative methods, with fees for all online applications being reduced by €5 across all application types.
Global mobility professionals, immigration counsel, and travelers should be aware of these developments concerning passport renewal methods in Ireland:
1 For more information, see the “Passports & Citizenship” webpage on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website
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