Great news for Irish parents as you can now renew your child's passport online 3 months ago

Great news for Irish parents as you can now renew your child's passport online

From the end of the month Irish parents will now be able to renew their child's passport online.

Up until recently only adult passports could be renewed online, but new rules are soon to come into effect that will make it possible for children to also have their passport renewed online.

From November 28 parents can put in a renewal application for a child's passport over the internet making the process a lot more hassle free.

I had a stressful time trying to get my daughter's passport application sent away in time for our trip abroad.

A big part of the reason why I was delayed getting it sent off was that the post office was always closed when I was finished work and her passport almost didn't arrive in time.

These new rules will also make it possible for an entire family to renew their passports at the same time rather than the adults being processed online while the children have to post theirs away.

I wish this had been put in place earlier in the year as it would have saved me a lot of grief and worry, but at least it is now an option for myself and other Irish parents to use for future passport renewals.