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Citizenship queries are not handled by the Consulate General of Ireland in Sydney. For more information on Irish citizenship, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Citizenship site.

Applications for Foreign Birth Registration are not handled by the Consulate General of Ireland in Sydney and we cannot answer any queries on such applications. For more information as to whether you qualify for Irish citizenship through Foreign Birth Registration, what documentation you require and how to make an application, please visit the relevant Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page.

Application forms must be completed online. Once you have completed the application form, you must print it, have it signed and witnessed and then post it with your supporting documentation to the following address:

FBR Processing

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

80 St. Stephen's Green 

Dublin 2


D02 VY53


Please note we have now moved to online payments for applications for Foreign Birth Registration*. Please have your debit/credit card details and all the required supporting documents ready before you begin your application.

Applications for Foreign Birth Registration can take up to six months to process from the date of receipt of a complete application with all the required supporting documentation.

*At present, applications to the following Missions are excluded from the new online payment system. You should contact that office directly or visit their website in order to obtain details on how payments can be made for your application. List of Embassy contacts.

  • Embassy Abuja
  • Embassy Addis Ababa
  • Embassy Dar Es Salaam
  • Embassy Freetown
  • Embassy Nairobi
  • Embassy Maputo
  • Embassy Malawi
  • Honorary Consulate Auckland