Are you eligible to claim Irish Citizenship (a/k/a FBR or Foreign Births Registration)?
* A child whose father or mother was born on the island of Ireland, is an Irish citizen at birth and is eligible to apply for an Irish passport. Foreign Births Registration does not apply to them.
* A child whose non-Irish-born father or mother was an Irish citizen at the time of the child's birth, is eligible to apply for Irish citizenship, and ultimately an Irish passport.
* A child who has at least one grandparent who was born on the island of Ireland, is eligible to apply for Irish citizenship, and ultimately an Irish passport.
* A child whose great-grandfather or great-grandmother was born in Ireland qualifies to apply for Irish citizenship by descent ONLY if one of the child's parents had become an Irish citizen before the date of the child's birth.
Unfortunately, the Covid pandemic caused serious delays in the processing of FBR applications which now take approximately 24 months. For updates on the situation, visit the FBR website at Ireland.ie/dfa/citizenship.