New deal for Irish passport applicants

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defense Simon Coveney TD recently announced that Irish citizens in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States of America can now apply for their first Irish passport using Passport Online, reports Shane Caffrey, Ireland’s Vice Consul/Boston, in a conversation with Boston Irish.

“The Irish Passport Service has rolled out an online passport application system for all applicants - including children and first-time applicants applying from the United States,” Caffrey said, adding:

“This service is now live and is available at The processing of a simple adult renewal Passport Online application is up to four times as fast as a paper application. Simple adult renewals continue to have a ten-day turnaround time.  In addition, the cost of renewing a passport online is cheaper than alternative methods.”