Foreign birth register
February 3, 2017
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Required documents

In order to apply for the Irish citizenship by descent, a set of documentation proving heritage is required. Generally, it consists of Vital Records pertaining to the requestor and to the other members of the Irish lineage. The documents must be presented in a certified original photocopy and need to be properly legalized. Translations may also be required.

Please find below lists of supporting documents for each family member.

Applicant

– Birth certificate

– Marriage and divorce certificates when applicable.

– If the applicant has ever legally change their name, dead poll/ name change decree and proofs of new name’s usage.

– Photo ID

– Proofs of residence.

 

Parent

– Birth certificate

– Marriage and divorce certificates when applicable.

– Death certificate if deceased.

– If the parent has ever legally changed their name, deed poll/ name change decree and proofs of new name’s usage.

– Declaration of alienage, in case of renunciation of the Irish citizenship.

 

Grandparent

Birth certificate

– Marriage and divorce certificates when applicable.

– Death certificate if deceased.

– If the parent has ever legally changed their name, deed poll/ name change decree and proofs of new name’s usage.

– Declaration of alienage, in case of renunciation of the Irish citizenship.

 

Please note further documentation may be made necessary depending on each family case.

 

WITNESSES

All applications must include witnessing of an appropriate person. The witness must be current living in the applicant’s country of residence, must not be related to the applicant in any way and must know applicant’s personality. Besides that, the witness must be from one of the professions below:

Member of the clergy
Medical Doctor
School Principal
Bank Manager
Solicitor/Lawyer
Police Officer
Magistrate/Judge
Notary public

 

We can assist you in preparing all your paperwork. We will obtain the necessary vital records for you, ensuring they will be in the right format and suitable for your application. We will take care of their legalizations and will provide them with translations when necessary.

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