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06-02-2020, 13:55   #31
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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?
Oh FFS, there is always one.
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06-02-2020, 13:57   #32
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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?
Sure just stay at home as a protest, that'll show them.
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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?
Have you a driver's license? Did you pony up blood money for that?
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Sister in law did it last year with just over a month to go till going on hols. Uploaded all details and didn’t hear anything. Contacted 2 weeks later and and no one knew what was up with the delay. Few days later came back saying the photo was not good enough, despite being accepted initially. Back and forth over the next two weeks and finally got passport 1 day before departure. Had to get my daughters done and was les than a month till departure, so just went in and did it in passport office. Normally used the passport express and was always perfect, but I think with brexit talks, there was a huge increase in applications
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It shows that we are capable of getting things right on occasion. Used it last summer, 3 days from submitting the application to receiving the passport. Its fantastic.
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surprised but I thought it was very good , I thought you had to offer your first born to get one. A bit of flaffing taking a photo in the right light that it would accept but no schlepping down to Garda stations and it was quick. Probably a big money spinner now with all the plastic paddies in the UK
Not forgetting us lads in the 6 counties , 2 passports each
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Have you a driver's license? Did you pony up blood money for that?
Completely different and you know it. The passport is recognised internationally as a physical representation of your citizenship of a state. Why should I have to pay for that? Next you'll want us to pony up for our PPS number
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Does it validate the photo at the time of upload/submitting the form? As in if the form submits its whatever photo you supply does that mean it is guaranteed to be acceptable?
Wouldn't want to go through the process, send off the form only for it to bounce back hours/days/weeks later saying the photo wasn't acceptable.
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It told me two days after I applied that I'd have to submit a new photo.
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Completely different and you know it. The passport is recognised internationally as a physical representation of your citizenship of a state. Why should I have to pay for that? Next you'll want us to pony up for our PPS number
The driver's license is recognised internationally as a physical representation of your entitlement under this jurisdiction to operate a motor vehicle on the public thoroughfare. Why should I have to pay for that? Next you'll want us to pony up for our telephone number. Oh...
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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?
It’s other states who require passports, you don’t need one to stay in Ireland.

How long does it take to have a Passport Card processed and delivered?
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06-02-2020, 15:07   #42
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It’s other states who require passports, you don’t need one to stay in Ireland.

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a passport is a week or less so it should be the same for a passport card.
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It’s other states who require passports, you don’t need one to stay in Ireland.

How long does it take to have a Passport Card processed and delivered?
I was living in swtizerland when they came out first and ordered one pretty early. I think I had it in my hands 5 working days later, including postage to Switzerland. I was shocked - never seen anything so efficient from Ireland in my life!
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It told me two days after I applied that I'd have to submit a new photo.
Thanks. That's a bit crap.
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Passports should deffo be free to people residing most of the year in Ireland. Applicants living abroad should have to pay more to offset the costs. They're the ones getting the most benefit from it and don't pay other taxes to the state, so only fair that they pay more.
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