The Irish Passport Card, can be used by Irish citizens for travel within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. The Card is available to all Irish citizens who are over 18 years and hold a valid Irish Passport.
You must have your current passport book in hand. The personal details you provide must match the details exactly as they appear on your passport book.
Your passport book must have a minimum of 3 months validity.
If your current passport book is lost, stolen or damaged you must apply for a new passport book before applying for a passport card. The validity of your Passport Card will not exceed 5 years. Where there is less than 5 years remaining on your book, the expiry date of your card will be the same as your Passport book.
Your application must comply with the Passports Act 2008.
You can find more information on how to apply for your passport card and photo guidelines on our online passport application page.