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Irish Citizenship/Passport Applications 

Are you eligible for Irish Citizenship/

Irish Passport by descent? 

As Ireland is a member of the European Union, all Irish passport holders are entitled to live and work and to move freely in all other EU member states.

 

If you were born outside of Ireland, you can become an Irish citizen by descent if either:

    

  • One of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, even though they were not born in Ireland 

OR

  • One of your grandparents was born in Ireland

 

In these cases, you can become an Irish citizen through Foreign Birth Registration.

Once a person is entered onto the Foreign Births Register they are an Irish citizen and are entitled to apply for an Irish passport. (Department of Foreign Affairs www.dfa.ie)

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How can we assist you?

We are here to advise and guide you through the application process by obtaining proof of your line of descent to your Irish ancestors.

 

Our Irish genealogical research service is for those wishing to trace the certified birth, marriage and death documents in order to apply for their Irish Citizenship/Irish Passport.

Based on the information you are able to provide, we will undertake extensive searches for all birth, marriage and death records required in Ireland to support your application for Irish Citizenship and to become and Irish Passport holder.  This includes locating the records, ordering and forwarding the certified, official copies to you as early as possible.

 

For a quotation, please contact wendy@probateresearch.ie with details of your case.  Please give as much information about your family as known ie. the names of known Irish ancestors, their dates and places of birth, marriage and death and emigration details.

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