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Citizenship

All Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) applications are now managed centrally in Dublin. You can become an Irish citizen if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, or you can become an Irish citizen if one of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, but was not born in Ireland

Please note that you are automatically an Irish citizen if one of your parents was born in Ireland.  You do not need to apply through FBR, the Foreign Birth Registration.  You can apply directly for an Irish passport.

Please also note that Ireland does not offer citizenship on the basis that a person's great-grandparent was born in Ireland nor does DNA testing results.

New applications should be made online at www.fbr.dfat.ie. Queries about submitted applications should be directed to the Foreign Birth Registration office in Dublin although please note that, due to the large volume of enquiries that are currently being received, response times are longer than usual.

For general queries about the FBR process, please consult the detailed information at www.fbr.dfat.ie. If you cannot find the information you require online, please contact the Foreign Birth Registration office in Dublin. Please note that if you are missing original documents for your application, certified copies can be acquired at www.certificates.ie.