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Fianáin

Úsáidimid fianáin ionas go bhfaighidh tú an taithí is fearr ar ár láithreán agus comhlíonaimid ár gceanglais Cosanta Sonraí ag an am céanna. Lean ort gan do chuid socruithe a athrú, agus gheobhaidh tú fianáin, nó athraigh do chuid socruithe fianáin ag aon tráth.

Saoránacht

Más saoránach Éireannach tú, ciallaíonn sé sin go n-aithnítear go foirmiúil tú mar náisiúnach de chuid na hÉireann agus mar shaoránach de chuid an Aontais Eorpaigh. Tugtar cearta áirithe duit leis, lena n-áirítear an ceart chun pas Éireannach a shealbhú, bheith i do chónaí agus ag obair in Éirinn agus san AE, agus cúnamh consalachta a fháil ó ambasáidí agus ó chonsalachtaí Éireannacha thar lear.

Tá an tAire Dlí agus Cirt agus Comhionannais freagrach as breith a thabhairt i dtaobh cé atá i dteideal saoránacht Éireannach agus is é Seirbhís Eadóirseachta agus Inimirce na hÉireann (SEIÉ), a bhaineann leis an Roinn Dlí agus Cirt agus Comhionannais,  a dhéileálann le gach iarratas agus ceist maidir le saoránacht.

Sa Roinn seo, ní dhéanaimid próiseáil ach amháin ar iarratais ar shaoránacht trí Chlárúchán breitheanna coigríche.

Foreign Birth Registration

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade processes applications for Foreign Birth Registration (citizenship by descent).

Foreign Birth Registration, by its nature, can be a detailed and complex process often involving official documentation related to three generations and issued by several jurisdictions. Along with an increase in the number of applications received, an increase of incomplete applications has also been seen. Approximately 50% of applications received are not complete. Applications requiring clarification or further documents take longer to process. In addition, these incomplete applications delay the processing of the complete applications.

Applications generally take 5-6 months to process from the time all the required documentation has been submitted to the Foreign Births Registration team. In 2018, 88% of applications for Foreign Birth Registration were processed within six months.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has responded to increased demand by creating a new, dedicated Foreign Birth Registration team, by reviewing and streamlining our processes, introducing improvements for efficiency and security. The new processes being introduced will create efficiencies to allow us to manage the increased volume of applications. These improvements will be rolled out in the coming weeks and months.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently established a centralised Customer Service Hub to manage all queries related to foreign birth registration/ citizenship by descent, and passport applications. To improve our service to our customers, and to ensure that we are compliant with GDPR and Data Protection legislation, communication with our customers is now by phone only.

Our Embassy in London and Consulate General in Edinburgh no longer process Foreign Birth Registration, as these have been centralised to the Foreign Birth Registration team in Dublin. Queries regarding applications for Foreign Birth Registration should be directed to our Customer Service Hub, where they will be handled by telephone.