One papers solution

Under Irish citizenship rules anyone who has or had a grandparent from the country is entitled to a passport once they enter into the foreign birth register.

It’s getting that foreign birth thing registered that’s the current problem. According to one bit of highly informed gossip the paperwork pile at the office which does that is 12 months long….

If anyone knows of a faster way to get that thing done do let me know – my brother would be highly appreciative.

15 thoughts on “One papers solution”

  1. Ask Spud. He’s done it.

    Also enabled him to claim he suffered from racism so HE’S A VICTIM TOO!

  2. I did this a few years ago. It involves amassing loads of birth, marriage and death certificates and then waiting………..and waiting……………and waiting……….

  3. I once made enquiries about obtaining New Zealand citizenship. Grandfather came over with the ANZACS for the Gallipoli beach party & barbecue & never went back. No chance. Don’t think even my father would have qualified.

  4. My potential Oz citizenship is two generations too far back. As my Peruvian is one too far back…..

  5. God, philip!! The High Court claims that those who can potentially claim dual citizenship can’t be elected to Parliament. I’m sure the Oz tax people would love to claim that Tim and bis are citizens and tax them into extinction.

  6. I looked into this. It turned out that my Irish grandfather actually contrived to be born in England. I wondered whether arguing that a priest-ridden, dishonest, drunken, violent Irish slum, even in England, was more truly Irish than some parts of Erin, but I didn’t reckon I’d have much chance of success.

    (That was his account of his childhood surroundings, by the way. But he always retained his Irish charm. It’s a funny old world.)

  7. Oh good heavens don’t send any paperwork into the Irish government until June. You won’t see your documents, including passports for months. We just finished fighting to get back passports submitted in November as part of a citizenship application, and that took major battling.

  8. I did my Irish citizenship back in 2008 (so not BRExit related, before the usual moaners start) and for an adult it was a fairly straight-forward process of submitting an application form along with my ID, birth certificate and my mother’s (who was born in Ireland) at the Irish Consulate in London.

    I think it took about a month, but collected the passport with no problems and renewal was straight-forward in 2018 as well, just required a photo booth which also submitted photos to the Irish Government as well.

    As for speeding it up during COVID-19(84), you’re probably out of luck, since all the channels of escalation are closed too. 🙁

  9. @ John Galt

    If your mother was an Irish born in Ireland then you were an Irish citizen already, so you would (should) only have had to apply for your passport. Someone a generation further removed (e.g, you child) would, I expect, have to both apply for citizenship and then, once conferred, get a passport.

    I did the passport thing after the Brexit vote, but before the rush. It was fairly quick and easy.

  10. Given that Ireland is set to be an even bigger tyranny than the UK why bother?

    A lot of trouble to swap Gulags.

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