This news item may be of interest to our Irish members:
Vice Consul Aoife Budd of the Consulate General of Ireland office in Boston reports that Irish citizen adults (18 years and older) may now apply to renew their Irish passport via an online service.
Information on who is eligible to use this process is available here: https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/whocanapply/
The normal paper application process via the Consulate remains an option, however by using the the online service applicants will receive their passport more quickly and cheaply than by applying in person at the Consulate.
Full details of the online application process (including Frequently Asked Questions) are available here: https://www.dfa.ie/passportonline/
Payment for the online service is in euro and can be made by credit card, debit card or pre-paid credit card.
Any queries about the online renewal process should be sent to Dublin via https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/online-passport-queries/ or applicants can call +353 1 6711633.
In-person applications at the Consulate
As mentioned above, the normal paper application process via the Consulate remains an option, however applicants should note that the fees for paper applications have been amended as of Thursday 30 March 2017 (fee for an adult 10 year passport is now $105; fee for a child passport is now $50; the optional courier fee remains at $15).
Thanks to Vice Consul Budd for this important infomation!
Posted: to Amherst Irish Association News on Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Updated: Fri, Apr 21, 2017