Accepted non-standard documents

What documents are accepted?

If you don’t hold a valid Passport, Driving Licence or Learner Permit or EU/EEA National ID, you may still be able to apply for a personalised Child 16-18 yr old or Young Adult 19-25 yr old card.

You’ll need to upload up to two images of documentation which can help verify your eligibility. These documents must be in English or Irish.

The images must clearly show your name, date of birth and photograph. Each document must contain at least two pieces of information:

  • name and surname and date of birth,
  • name and surname and photograph, or
  • name and surname, date of birth and photograph

You may upload the documents listed below to capture the three pieces of information required (name, date of birth and photograph):

  • Birth Certificate
  • Student ID
  • Irish Blue Card
  • Garda Age Card
  • Irish Temporary Residency Card
  • Irish Residency Permit


What happens after I upload my documents?

Your application, incuding all the documentation uploaded, will need to be verified manually by one of our agents in the card processing center.

This manual verification can take longer than standard ID verification to complete, as the validity of the documents need to be checked. We do allow for up to two weeks to get this process completed, especially during seasonal peak times like back to school period, however we aim to complete all card applications as soon as possible.