Gardaí reminding public that passports can be renewed online

The Gardaí are reminding the public that an online service is available for the renewal of passports.

An online service was introduced in March 2017 and the typical waiting time for an application to be completed online is ten days. To date 50,000 online applicants have been processed online.

Feedback from Garda stations throughout the country shows that some members of the public are not aware of this facility.

    Here's what you need to know:

  • Renewal of Passports is available online, no need to attend at a Garda Station.
  • Only new applicants are required to attend at a Garda Station.
  • 40% of Passport applicants are unnecessarily calling to Garda Stations.

In a survey carried out in Blanchardstown Garda Station this month, over 600 applicants attended the Garda station to have their applications witnessed by a Garda. However 40% of the applicants were for renewal only and this service is available online so there's no need to attend a Garda station.

Only new applicants are required to have application forms witnessed, signed and stamped by An Garda Síochána.

"Whilst An Garda Siochana welcomes interactions with members of the public, we are aware that people are making unnecessary journeys to Garda Stations only to be told that the facilitate for renewal of passports is available online and is a much quicker process," said Chief Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley.

For more information click here


More in this Section

UK and Romanian nationals head the list of foreign nationals allocated PPS numbers in 2017

Gardaí making further inquiries into death of man, 65, at his Meath home

'I had no choice': Mum had son prosecuted for arson to get him help for mental health problems

Making a difference to millions of lives - Ireland's community heroes honoured


Lifestyle

Unmasking Limerick's newest masked rapper

How to stop tensions boiling over this festive season

Decorating your house for Christmas? Here's some advice from three Irish interior designers

A look back at the 10 big stories form the year in music

More From The Irish Examiner