onemark

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About onemark

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  • Birthday 02/09/53

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  • Location Darmstadt
  • Nationality New Zealander, British, Irish
  • Hometown South Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1953

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  1. onemark added a post in a topic Identity card - also for EU-nationals?   

    Agreed. but as I said, this is obviously a nice little earner for the Irish government (quite apart from being a rip-off).
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  2. onemark added a post in a topic Identity card - also for EU-nationals?   

    Residence permits with an ID function can't normally be used by foreign nationals as travel documents anyway. I believe that's normal practice but I stand to be corrected.
     
    For what it's worth, the Irish government recently introduced (voluntary) passport cards for all Irish passport holders, which will be available as from next month.
    Unfortunately, at €35 for five years only, they're a bit of a bloody rip-off (the Irish government obviously needs the money; in my view they should be available for ten years) but they still might be useful.
     
    Rightly or wrongly, they will not contain the holder's address. Interestingly, biometric photos will not be required - a normal photo will do.
    These cards are available to holders of Irish passports only, so are not a national ID card as such.
    Arguably they might be compared to the US passport card but with a wider travel function.
     
    See for example:
     
    https://www.dfa.ie/news-and-media/press-releases/press-release-archive/2015/january/minister-flanagan-announces-new-passport-card/
    &
    https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/top-passport-questions/new-passport-card/
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  3. onemark added a post in a topic Identity card - also for EU-nationals?   

    @yourkeau: Agree. See my post of Saturday at 6.32 pm.
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  4. onemark added a post in a topic Identity card - also for EU-nationals?   

    As an EU citizen, I have to admit that a voluntary ID card for ID purposes & as an EU residence permit would be more convenient than an EU Bescheinigung/Certificate.
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