Ireland's New ID Card Lets You Use a Selfie As Your Photo.

Later this year, citizens of Ireland will be able to buy an official passport-style identification card that uses a selfie for the photo. Flashing the card at the airport will allow the owner to travel throughout Europe without an actual full passport. To get the card, an official app will be produced, through which personal details will be added, and the all-important selfie snapped.
Once the card has been delivered, it’ll be valid for five years, dashing any dreams selfie fans had for updating the picture each day. 
While the card won’t be used for travel outside the European Union, it will have other uses. For example, it could be used as a backup should the owner lose their full passport, or serve as a temporary travel permit while it’s being renewed or replaced.
 Currently, the passport card is only due for launch in Ireland, and it’ll be available from July this year, when it will cost 35 euros, or about $40.


Ireland's New ID Card Lets You Use a Selfie As Your Photo.

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