Parent Born in Ireland? Documents required for Irish Citizenship

Posted in News on 14th August 2018

If your Parent was Born in Ireland or was born abroad but Registered on the Register of Foreign Births at the time of your Birth – yet you were born abroad … You can apply for Irish Citizenship!  You must, however, be recorded on the Register of Foreign Births yourself.  This is the essential first step in obtaining your Citizenship for Passport Application purposes. (Charges will apply)

In order to apply to have your own name entered on the Register of Foreign Births, there are some documents you will need:

  1. Your Long Form Civil Birth Certificate – sourced from Country of Birth
  2. Your Civil Marriage Certificate (if Applicable) – Sourced from your Country of Marriage
  3. Long Form Civil Birth Certificate of Parent – Sourced from the Country of their Birth
  4. Parents’ Original Citizenship Certificate (if born abroad) – Naturalisation, Foreign Births Register or  Post Nuptial Certificate from Department of Foreign Affairs
  5. Parents Civil Marriage Certificate – Sourced from the Country of Marriage
  6. Parents Death Certificate, if deceased – sourced from the Country of their Death

Please be aware that the application process also requires a Photocopy of your most recent Passport and several other photocopies of the above documents.  There are various other Photocopies required to validate your application, those specific details can be found on the application form for the Foreign Births Register.

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https://www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie