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Applying for a replacement Foreign Birth Registration Certificate

If your Foreign Birth Registration certificate has been lost or stolen you can

Apply for a replacement Foreign Birth Registration Certificate

You will then need to forward via post the documents indicated on the relevant list below to:

FBR Replacement Certificates

Foreign Births Registration Section

PO BOX 13003

Balbriggan

Co. Dublin

Ireland

Please ensure that you have all the required documents listed below before you submit your application.

Adult applying on their own behalf

  • Original civil birth certificate (showing parental details)
  • Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) certified as a true copy of the original by one of the professionals listed below
  • Original civil marriage certificate (if applicable) OR other change of name document (if applicable) to link the birth certificate to the photo identification
  • 2 original proofs of address
  • 2 colour photographs to be witnessed by the same person who certifies the photo identification

The adult child of an adult citizen who is deceased

Documents for the person on the register

  • Original civil birth certificate (showing parental details)
  • Original civil death certificate
  • Original marriage certificate

Documents for the applicant requesting the replacement certificate

  • Original civil birth certificate
  • Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) of person applying for the certificate certified as a true copy of the original by one of the professionals listed below
  • 2 original proofs of address

The parent of a minor (who is still a minor)

Documents for the person on the register

  • Original civil birth certificate (showing parental details)
  • Change of name document (if applicable) to link the birth certificate to the photo identification
  • Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) for the person on the register certified as a true copy of the original by one of the professionals listed below
  • 2 colour photographs to be witnessed by the same person who certifies the photo identification

Documents for the applicant requesting the replacement certificate (parent)

  • Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) of person applying for the certificate certified as a true copy of the original by one of the professionals listed below
  • 2 original proofs of address

List of professionals who may certify the photo identification and photographs

Garda Síochána/ Police Officer
School Principal/ Vice Principal/ Teacher/ School Secretary/ Pre-school Manager/ Montessori Teacher/ Lecturer
Member of Clergy
Medical Doctor
Nurse
Physiotherapist
Speech Therapist
Pharmacist
Dentist
Lawyer
Notary Public/ Commissioner for Oaths
Peace Commissioner
Bank Manager/ Assistant Bank Manager or Credit Union Manager or Assistant Manager
Accountant
Elected Public Representative
Veterinary surgeon
Chartered Engineer

When certifying documents, the witness should include a contact telephone number and email address.

Please do not send original photo identification.