Online Irish passport renewals set to start early in 2017

Passport Office says all Irish citizens will be able to renew from anywhere in the world

Currently no passport applications can be processed online with the majority being made by post. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Currently no passport applications can be processed online with the majority being made by post. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish citizens will soon be able to renew their passports online from anywhere in the world under a new service to be introduced shortly.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed plans for an online applications service, which forms part of a major €18.6 million reform programme announced for the passport service late last year.

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