Department of Social Protection
Published on 25 May 2018
Last updated on 19 July 2021
Intreo Centres are now open for appointments, please click here
to view revised opening hours. Any person who wishes to get a PSC should contact their local Intreo Centre.
Contact your local Intreo Centre.
The online appointment system is not available, to ensure social distancing in our offices.
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.
You will need to bring
During this appointment
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 An out of date card can still be used to;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 select Client Identity Services
on the online query form
or contact the Public Services Card helpdesk.
or Free Travel Section
for queries relating to Free Travel.
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