The Passport Card is available to all Irish Citizens who hold a valid Irish Passport Book. Your personal details must be an exact match of the details that appear in your Passport Book.
Where can you use it
It is valid for travel to all EU Member States, the members of the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway), Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
It is recognised as a valid travel document by relevant national authorities.
How long is it valid
- 5 years at the most.
- The Passport Card will match the expiry date of your Passport Book, if you have less than 5 years validity remaining.
Methods of payment
- Pay by credit or debit card.
- Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club International and American Express cards are accepted.
How to apply
You must apply online. You will save money if you get your Passport Book and Passport Card at the same time as part of a bundle.
Changes to the Passport Card 2021
The Passport Card was updated in October 2021 to change the strip at the rear of the card from a silver reflective (OSM) strip to a SealCrypt strip.
All Passport Cards remain valid until the expiry date on the card.