November 28th 2018 marked the launch of the expanded online passport renewal service. The expansion of the service introduces an online renewal service for children’s passports, introduces a passport card for children, and expands the categories of adults who can renew their passport online. The expansion of the service effectively means that all Irish citizens can renew their passports online, 24/7, from anywhere in the world.
This is a welcome new service and is part of the overall Irish Passport Service modernisation initiative.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney commented “It is important that the Passport Service continues to use technology in order to gain efficiencies and deliver the best possible service to the citizen. This expanded service is an example of that and will permit all citizens, both adults and children, to renew their passports, 24/7, from anywhere in the world.”
Head of office, Fiona Penollar said “The main thing is that from now on all Irish children no matter where they are in the world will be able to renew online.”
AG2 worked with WorldReach software of Ottawa and Advanced Track and Trace of Paris to deliver the facial validation and secure Guardian Consent form components of the project. Technical Director Wil Byrne says “AG2 is proud to be associated with the delivery of this ground-breaking service for passport renewals in Ireland.”
For more information and to avail of this service, visit the official website here.