Annex B – Adoption Plan for the Public Services Card and MyGovID

The availability of a secure and consistent citizen identity verification scheme is a requirement for the effective delivery of digital services, the reform of backend processes, the ability to effectively make policy decisions, the protection of personal data, and the interoperability with EU Member States in the context of citizen interaction. In line with the 2013 Government Decision, S180/20/10/1789, the Public Services Card (PSC) infrastructure is the Government’s standard identity verification scheme, which is to be used for access to all public services where appropriate. As such, the widespread adoption of the PSC infrastructure, including its online counterpart MyGovID, to underpin access to public services by citizens is critical to the successful delivery of the eGovernment strategy. The following lists the commitments by Departments and Offices to adopt the PSC and MyGovID infrastructure for specified public services within the listed timeframes.

Department Office Service Note Date
Office of the Revenue Commissioners Online PAYE Anytime Service Access to the online PAYE Anytime service will be possible via MyGovID Jun-17
Road Safety Authority Drivers Theory Test Access to the Drivers Theory Test will require service users to be SAFE 2 registered Jun-17
Dept. Education and Skills School Transport Appeal Submission of a school transport appeal will require submitter to be SAFE 2 registered;
Online submission of appeal will be possible via MyGovID
Sep-17
Dept. Employment & Social Protection Treatment Benefit Checking eligibility for treatment benefits (dental/optical/aural) via MyWelfare using MyGovID Nov-17
Dept. Foreign Affairs and Trade Passport Application All adult passport applications, new and renewals, for residents in Ireland will require applicants to be SAFE 2 registered;
Online renewal of adult passports will use MyGovID
Q4-18
Road Safety Authority Drivers Licence Application Driver licence applications will require applicants to be SAFE 2 registered;
Online renewal of drivers licences to be introduce and use MyGovID
Mar-18
Dept. Justice and Equality;
Dept. Emp & Social Protection
Proof of Age Introduce the optional use of the PSC as an Age Card for use as a Proof of Age service Q3-18
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) Student Grant Application MyGovID will be used as the authentication mechanism to provide access to the student grant scheme for the 2018/19 academic year. Applicants will have to be SAFE 2 registered in order to make an application Apr-18
Dept. Education and Skills School Grant Appeal Submission of a school grant appeal will require submitter to be SAFE 2 registered;
Online submission of appeal will be possible via MyGovID
Sep-18
Health Service Executive Online Health Portal MyGovID will be used as the authentication mechanism to provide access to a new online Health portal being launch in 2018 – this portal is to provide access to a growing number of health related services online. Sep-18
Dept. Agriculture, Food and the Marine Agfood.ie Support for individual access to the Agfood.ie set of services via MyGovID Sep-18