You will need a MyGovID account. If you don't have one you can create one here.

What is a PSC?

The Public Services Card establishes and fully authenticates your identity, assisting you in accessing a range of public services in an easy and safe manner. 

Your identity is fully authenticated when it is issued so you do not have to give the same information to multiple organisations.

Further PSC information

What can I use it for?

A Public Services Card enables access to the following services:

  • Social Welfare Services (DEASP)
  • First time adult passport applicants in the state (DFAT)
  • Citizenship applications (DJE)
  • Driver Theory Test (RSA)

New services will become available regularly.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to provide evidence of the following:

Evidence of identity

People not born in Ireland will need to bring an official government ID such as a Passport or National ID card.

Evidence of Address

You will need to bring with you an evidence of Address with your name on it. Such as a household utility bill, an official letter/document or a financial statement not more than 3 months old.

Mobile Phone

If possible please bring with you your mobile phone.

PSC appointment
Create appointment You will need a MyGovID account. If you don't have one you can create one here.