The Card is available to all Irish citizens who are over 18 years and hold a valid Irish Passport.
The new passport card can be used in the following countries:
- EU Countries (27 excluding Ireland): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
- The European Economic Area (EEA): The EEA includes EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
Citizens must use their Passport book when travelling to any other country, including the United States.
The card has a maximum validity of 5 years or the remaining validity of the passport book. There must be at least 30 days validity on the passport book.
Full details about the passport card application process are available at www.dfa.ie/passportcard
Applications will be received online or through the free app for smart phones and tablet devices which is available in iOS (via Apple App Store), Android (via Google Play Store) and Microsoft (via Windows Store) formats .
The fee for the passport card is €35.