How long does it take for Irish Foreign Birth Registration?

How long does it take for Irish Foreign Birth Registration?

2 years
Foreign Births Register and COVID-19 The processing of Foreign Birth Registrations resumed on 15 November 2021. Applications are being processed based on the date they were received. The current expected processing time is 2 years.

Is the Irish foreign birth register open?

Foreign Birth Registration is open. The Passport Service advises that FBR processes are being kept under review in line with public health advice. If the expectant parent is not on the Foreign Births Registrar when the child is born, the child will not be entitled to Irish citizenship.

How do I register my child as an Irish citizen?

In all cases, you must submit the following with your completed application form:

  1. Four passport photographs of the child, 2 of which have been signed by a witness as per instructions provided with the application form.
  2. Child’s birth certificate.
  3. Appropriate fee.
  4. PPS number (if the child is resident in Ireland)

How much does it cost to register a foreign birth Ireland?

If the application is made in Dublin at the Department of Foreign Affairs, the current fee is €278 if over 18 and €153 if under. Fees outside Ireland vary from embassy to embassy, but is generally an equivalent to €278 in the local currency.

Does Ireland allow dual citizenship?

Yes, you are eligible to apply for dual citizenship as the spouse/civil partner of an Irish citizen. The conditions of applying for dual citizenship by naturalisation through marriage are: You must have been married to/in a civil partnership with an Irish citizen for three years.

Are you an Irish citizen if you have an Irish passport?

Am I an Irish citizen? If you or your parent were born on the island of Ireland before 2005, you are an Irish citizen. You can apply for an Irish passport without making an application for citizenship.

What documents do I need for child Irish passport?

Your child’s original long-form birth certificate. The passport or national ID card of the parent who completes Declaration Form A. Proof of residency from that parent, who must have lived in Ireland for three of the four years before the child’s birth.

How long does it take to process an application for Irish citizenship?

Processing. Currently it takes 23 months approximately for a straightforward application to be processed from the date it is received to the date a decision is made. However, processing times can vary depending on circumstances.

What are the benefits of Irish citizenship?

The benefits of being an Irish citizen

  • Enjoy fundamental rights as set out in the Irish Constitution.
  • Live, work, study and travel in Ireland and the UK.
  • Live, work, study and travel in the EU/EAA.
  • Access free education.
  • Vote in Irish and European elections.
  • Be elected to government.

How do I apply for Irish citizenship through foreign birth registration?

An application for Irish citizenship through Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) can be submitted by any person with a grandparent born in any part of Ireland or by any person whose parent received Irish citizenship prior to the birth of the applicant. Extra documentation may be required in addition to the supporting documents below.

What is the Foreign Births Register and who can apply?

The Foreign Births Register allows the descendants of Irish people who have moved abroad to claim Irish citizenship. If each generation registers their birth before the next generation is born, then Irish citizenship can be passed from parent to child.

How long does it take to process a foreign birth registration?

Further information can be found under the Supporting Documents section below. Applications for Foreign Birth Registration can take up to six months to process from the date of receipt of a complete application with all the required supporting documentation.

Can a child born in another country get an Irish passport?

If you were born in Ireland and you qualify to be an Irish citizen by birth, your child is automatically an Irish citizen by birth, even if the child was born in another country. You do not have to register their birth with the Foreign Births Register. You can simply apply for an Irish passport for your child.