Are you Entitled 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 automatically an Irish citizen.
* A child whose non-Irish-born father or mother was an Irish citizen at the time of the child's birth, is entitled to apply for Irish citizenship.
* A child who has at least one grandparent who was born on the island of Ireland, is entitled to apply for Irish citizenship.
* 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 child's birth.
UNFORTUNATELY, because of the Covid pandemic, the processing of new FBR applications has temporarily ceased. For updates on the situation, visit the FBR website at /registering-a-foreign-birth/.