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06-02-2020, 11:32   #16
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One small criticism is that you can't renew a passport and apply for a passport card in one transaction.

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Yes you can.
Both my wife and I recently renewed our passports and got our 1st passport cards each in a "single" transaction, as did our son a few months ago.

Are you by any chance confusing the passport card number requirements, with the request for your PSC number?
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Used it for my mother recently. Very impressed with the speed.

One small criticism is that you can't renew a passport and apply for a passport card in one transaction.

If you already have both already you can renew them together. Or if you have an existing passport you can apply for a card online (also very good service)

If you try to order the two together it asks you for your current passport card number (different to passport number) and there's no option to say that you don't have one.
I did it for a friend a few weeks ago. Renewed his passport and ordered his 1st passport card in one transaction. €100 all in.
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I was amazed at how fast it was, fantastic service
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06-02-2020, 11:48   #19
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Yes you can.
Both my wife and I recently renewed our passports and got our 1st passport cards each in a "single" transaction, as did our son a few months ago.

Are you by any chance confusing the passport card number requirements, with the request for your PSC number?
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I did it for a friend a few weeks ago. Renewed his passport and ordered his 1st passport card in one transaction. €100 all in.
well f** me then so
I don't think it was the psc number. I just took a look at the process again. There's a question "have you previously been issued a passport card?". It's not impossible that I answered that wrong.

Maybe i'm just too cynical and expect some sort of problem from an irish online system.
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06-02-2020, 11:49   #20
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Great service but it seems to be impossible to upload your own photo, had to go to one of the booths and use a code from there. I'm not the only one this has happened to either.
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Great service , and can do it for kids passport too, which saves such a load of hassle ...
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06-02-2020, 12:15   #22
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Just did this on Monday. Renewed passport and applied for first card. Admittedly it was a bit fussy about the photo, but I managed to get one accepted by changing how the picture was cropped. I'm in Edinburgh, so this saved me a load of hassle.

Will post here when I receive it, although it said it was estimating Friday next week.
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Great service but it seems to be impossible to upload your own photo, had to go to one of the booths and use a code from there. I'm not the only one this has happened to either.
I disagree - I used my iPhone to take my picture on Monday evening and it was fine. Used it on my 4 year old son last year and accepted also no issues.

Once you follow the photo guidelines it works perfectly.
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I disagree - I used my iPhone to take my picture on Monday evening and it was fine. Used it on my 4 year old son last year and accepted also no issues.

Once you follow the photo guidelines it works perfectly.
Fair enough. I followed the guidelines to the letter and no luck after multiple attempts. Similar story with a few people from work.
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For the luvva Mike all it is is SSO - a bunch of different services probably bolted to the one LDAP server. Second-year stuff.
Not into technical mumbo-jumbo, Jim. Don’t care how the consultants and neckbeards implemented it at the ‘backend’. It’s easy for the citizen to use.
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Not into technical mumbo-jumbo, Jim. Don’t care how the consultants and neckbeards implemented it at the ‘backend’. It’s easy for the citizen to use.
What I'm trying to say is that there is no reason in this day and age why all Government/public-sector systems shouldn't be similarly pleasant. It's easy enough to do, even for a neckbeard.

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I used it for my last renewal. Again the photo caused a bit of an issue but got it in the end. It's a great service overall.

There are a fair few public service online platforms which are great. Paye anytime is another that springs to mind. It's mad people pay companies commission to interact with that system on their behalf!
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Fair enough. I followed the guidelines to the letter and no luck after multiple attempts. Similar story with a few people from work.
Do you wear glasses ?
I do and it's impossible to get a photo with glasses to work, just took them off ...
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I'm looking to update my passport to my marriage name - can that be done online do you know?
I know i have to pay the full cost again - would i just do it as if i was requesting a new or first time passport?
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Why do we have to pay for passports? What right does the State have to do this to us? Am I not Irish if I can't pony up their blood money?
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