Foreign Births Registration

 

 Re: Applications for Irish Citizenship by Foreign Birth Registration (FBR)

 

 

A person born abroad to a parent who, although not born in Ireland, was otherwise an Irish citizen at the time of the person’s birth, can become an Irish citizen by applying for Foreign Births Registration. The online application is known as 'Náisiún'.

 

Once you have completed the online form you must send your printed application and required supporting documentation to the Irish Diplomatic and Consular Mission nearest to where you normally reside.

 

If you are resident in Ireland you must send your application to the Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin,
Consular Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
St. Stephen’s Green
Dublin 2
Telephone: (10.00-13.00) (01) 408 2555

For the Munster area:

Consular Services,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
1A South Mall,
Cork
Telephone: (10.00-13.00) 021 4944763

The appropriate address to where your application should be sent will be printed onto your application form. (It will appear on application form as Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia but you can submit your application form and supporting documentation to the Irish Consulate in Bangkok)

When making your on-line application for Foreign Births Registration you should ensure that you select the correct option from the following, which describes the basis from which you are entitled to apply for Foreign Births Registration.

-Through a Grandparent born in Ireland.

-Through a parent who had already been granted Irish Citizenship through Naturalisation.

-Through a parent who has been granted Irish Citizenship through Post Nuptial Citizenship.

-Through a parent who has already been granted Irish Citizenship by means of Foreign Births Registration.

-Through a parent who has been granted Irish Citizenship through Adoption .

Before you begin your online application, you should have certain information to hand as this will be required for completing your online application. This information includes the following:

- Personal details , including name as per birth certificate, any change of name, date and place of birth, marital status and your mother’s maiden name.

- Details relating to the parent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed, including name as per birth certificate, any change of name, date and place of birth, marital status and the maiden name of that parent’s mother

- Details relating to the Irish born grandparent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed (if applicable), including name as per birth certificate, any change of name, date and place of birth, marital status and the maiden name of that grandparent’s mother

- Should the parent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed be a naturalised Irish citizen, you will be required to provide the date of their naturalisation and the number of their naturalisation certificate.

- Should the parent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed be an Irish citizen through Foreign Births Registration, you will be required to provide the date on which the Foreign Births Registration was granted and the Foreign Births Entry Number which can be found on the Foreign Births Registration certificate

- Should the parent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed be an Irish citizen through Post Nuptial Declaration, you will be required to provide the date on which the Post Nuptial Declaration was granted and the number of their Post Nuptial Declaration certificate.

- Should the parent through whom Irish citizenship is being claimed be adopted, you will be required to provide the date of their adoption.

It is very important that you have all of the above information to hand before beginning your online application as the application must be completed in its entirety before you exit the application- you will not be able to save your details and complete at a later date.

  • This online Foreign Births Registration application process may only be completed in either the Irish or English language.
  • You must complete all mandatory fields which are highlighted in pink.
  • Once you have completed all of the mandatory fields you should select the ‘Save Changes’ button. You must at that point either print your application form or save it in pdf format.
  • Once you confirm that you have printed or saved your application form, you must select ‘Submit’.
  • If you experience any difficulty when accessing the online application facility, please send your query to http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=78746  or contact the Consular Services Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 01 4082555 between the hours of 10am and 1pm.
  • It is important that you note the following information in relation to the documentary requirements for Foreign Births Registration
  • Each applicant for Foreign Births Registration is required to produce sufficient documentation including original birth, marriage and death certificates and other relevant records for him/herself and the parent, (and grandparent, if relevant) through whom citizenship is claimed to confirm the applicant's entitlement to Irish citizenship.
  • Irish Birth, Marriage and Death certificates may be obtained from the General Registrar's Office. For more detailed information:

General Register Office

Government Office

Convent Road

Roscommo

Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900

www.groireland.ie

  • Along with your application form, a checklist of documentary requirements will also print. You must sign and date this checklist, and submit it with a hard copy of your application to the appropriate office.
  • The documentary evidence listed on this checklist must also be submitted with your application. The Department reserves the right to request further documentation in support of an application for Foreign Births Registration. Please note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also reserves the right to check the authenticity of all documentation submitted.

The following documentation is required:

 

  1. APPLICANT

   Original full civil birth certificate (including details of parents)

   Original civil marriage certificate (if applicable)

   Copy of current passport or identity document (if a child does not hold a current passport then a school report or letter from the school will suffice)

   3 Proofs of address i.e. utility bill, bank statement etc. (POA of parent if applicant is minor)

  Documentary evidence and 2 years proof of usage for any change of name

 

  1. PARENT (BOTH  FATHER AND MOTHER)

 Original civil birth certificate giving details of parents

 Original civil marriage certificate (if not married, please provide other parent’s birth certificate)

 If living, copy of current passport OR identity document, otherwise, original death certificate

 If parent has been naturalized or obtained Foreign Birth Registration, must supply the original certificates.

 Documentary evidence and 2 years proof of usage for any change of name

 

  1. GRANDPARENT

 Original full civil birth certificate

 Original civil marriage certificate (if applicable)

 If living, copy of current passport OR identity document or pension book, otherwise an  Original Death certificate

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPHS

 Two passport sized photographs of the applicant, or in the case of a minor,

  Two passport sized photographs of both the minor and the declarant (parent/guardian) must be supplied, signed and dated by both the witness at Section E and by the applicant/declarant (parent/guardian).

  1. FEE (We only accept THB)

 

THB 5,625 (for applicants under 18) (125)

THB 11,250 (for applicants over 18)   (250)

 THB 400    (for communication fee)

 THB 900    (for FBR Long form Certificate)  (20)

 

  1. If a passport is required:

FBR certificate must be issued prior to the submission of a passport application form. 

Please ensure that before you send your application form to the relevant office that you have had Section E ‘Certificate of Identity’ on the application form completed by one of the witnesses listed. It is important to note that the applicant/ declarant (parent/guardian)must be personally known to the witness who signs Section E of the application form or must be identified to the witness by a third party who is personally known to the applicant/declarant (parent/guardian) and the witness and that you have included the relevant signed photographs.

It is also important to note that Section D of the application form must be signed in the presence of the witness.

Applications which are not in order will be returned to the applicant.

**REMINDER**
To save and print your application form you will need Adobe reader on your PC.

To apply online, please click below:

http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=88053