The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released a new app which makes it easy to apply for an Irish Passport Card.
The app lets you enter your information, take a selfie and and pay the 35 euro fee to make the application electronically, rather than laboriously filling in paper forms.
Speaking at the announcement of the new service, Minister Flanagan said;
“I am delighted to announce that applications for the new passport card can be submitted on-line from today through my Department’s website and also through a new mobile app which has been specifically designed for the purpose.
“The introduction of the passport card is a significant innovation that will enhance the travel experience for Irish people as they go on holidays or business trips to thirty countries throughout Europe. Citizens who apply will need to have a valid passport book already but they will be able to use the passport card alone for travelling to such popular destinations as Spain, France and Italy.”
The app was released simultaneously for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
The app can be downloaded from the Windows Store here.