Holding two Irish passports.

Discussion in 'Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines' started by Laramie, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Laramie

    Laramie Frequent Poster

    Is it possible for me to have two Irish passports?

    I have an existing paper passport but I will need to leave this with foreign embassies in order to get visas.

    In the meantime if I had one of the new card type passports I could use this for travelling in the EU while my paper passport is stuck in an embassy.

    Any advice appreciated.
  2. Jim2007

    Jim2007 Frequent Poster

    Well that is fine, but it is not that you hold two passports. Unlike most EU countries, in Ireland you must have a passport to get the ID card.
  3. Laramie

    Laramie Frequent Poster

    Thanks. Is this card a supplementary passport? Do Ryanair accept these?
  4. newirishman

    newirishman Frequent Poster

    Assuming your a talking about the passport card, here’s the details.
    It is a an official travel document so Ryanair must and does accept it.
  5. Leo

    Leo Moderator

    It is also possible to request a second passport if you travel for work. This is particularly beneficial for those who regularly travel to countries that may restrict entry to those who visit other nations they don't get on with...
  6. Laramie

    Laramie Frequent Poster

    Can I only apply for this second passport online?

    Just wondering if I can get an application from the passport office, get a photo from a kiosk and then send the lot in to the passport office?

    Also. I see that the new passport office is located in Upper Mount Street. Do they still have a walk in service like they used to have in Molesworth Street.
  7. dereko1969

    dereko1969 Frequent Poster

    If most of your travel is EU then the passport card makes sense, though do check beforehand what your original passport's expiry date is as the passport card only lasts until the same time as that (as far as I know) or 5 years. Don't think they're doing walk-ins on Mount Street you have to make an appointment. The passport cards issue very quickly.
  8. Páid

    Páid Frequent Poster