Irish Passports Will Allow Selfies As ID Pics


Ireland international passport selfie

Photo: Associated Press

And the smartphone phenomenon has been officially been taken seriously.

All of us are guilty of them, especially when we’re on the road…taking selfies is a jetset must. Now, Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, announced that starting in July 2015, Ireland will begin to recognize selfies as identification photos for special international passports.

Flanagan said:

Almost all passports worldwide are produced in the booklet format.This will be the first passport card that will be used for international travel.

Irish citizens with this special passport can fly throughout European Union countries, in addition to Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

To acquire one, you can simply apply online or download its smartphone app. Then pay a fee of €35, take a selfie and there you go! You also must already have a regular passport and be at least 18 years old. The special international passport will be valid for five years.

This is the first time that selfies are allowed on formal IDs. We know Kim Kardashian must be jumping with glee.

Source: Yahoo Tech. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

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