Department of Social Protection
Published on 25 May 2018
Last updated on 16 December 2021
Contact your local PSC/SAFE Registration Centre
to make an appointment.
You will need to
You must be resident in Ireland to receive a Public Services Card.
Due to social distancing there is limited availability so it is important that you attend at the appointed time. If you are unable to attend you should notify the office
as soon as possible so that the appointment can be offered to another person.
The appointment is also known as SAFE Registration.
It will take around 15 minutes.
Your Public Services Card (PSC)
will be posted to you. This will take 7-10 working days.
A Public Services Card (PSC) will only be issued to an Irish address.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the department is not currently inviting customers to renew their Public Services Card (PSC). An out of date card can still be used to;
If you have a question on this process, you can send an enquiry
to the department or contact the Public Services Card helpdesk.
or Free Travel Section
for queries relating to Free Travel.
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