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Calling all Irish: paperwork/passport question

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 7 Dec 2017.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Dia duit, mo chairde.

    For years I've been planning to get an Irish passport, and what with Brexit an all that, I think I really will. Both my parents were Irish, born there, met in UK and got married here. Dad died 32 years ago, and mum died 26 yrs ago ... I have absolutely no idea where their paperwork is these days!

    I need copies of their birth certs ... only one (of 11) of my dad's siblings still alive, and she's in a home with dementia. I'm kind of estranged from my mum's surviving siblings (she was one of 10, I think only 2 of them left).

    Any idea how I get hold of their birth certs?

    Any advice/experiences appreciated
     
  2. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    http://www.gov.ie/services/buy-a-birth-certificate/
     
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    Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
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  4. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    You only need 1 parents documents if both were born in ireland itself. You need their exact date of birth, where they were born, their parents names, and professions if known, you also need your (either mum or dad's) last passport. It can take a while to gather all the info. Joining find my past and pay as you go may help you narrow the records search down. This will help you get their birth certificate.

    You also need their marriage license, so you need to know where they were married, the exact date as well.. once you know that, you can apply to the correct district for a marriage cert for them.

    All documents must be original, not copies. It can be a bit frustrating and time consuming..

    Good luck
     
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  5. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    because his parents are Irish all he needs is one long birth cert and the death cert of that parent, his long birth cert and thats all, no need for passport or I.D as the majority of Irish wouldn't ever of had either.
     
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  6. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    You can't download the passport application form either due to large numbers of people who want to go down the same route. Go onto the Irish passport application page. There you can send them an email asking them to send an application form to you and give the reason you think you are entitled to an irish passport. They will send an application form to you in the post.
     
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  7. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    apply to the embassy in London and not Dublin for your passport when the time comes.
     
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  8. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    although you will need your Irish passport first, there is also the new credit-card sized Irish passport card which you can use for travel within the European Union/European Economic Area (includes Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Switzerland. For all other travel you must use your normal passport.
     
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    They'll refer you back through the route already given. If you were just renewing one, they'd be able to deal with it.
     
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  10. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    people living in England need to apply through London, including Irish born such as me be it first passport or renewal you need to apply to the london embassy.
     
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  11. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Über Member

    Just got Irish passports for my kids,did it all online and was back within 11 days.My partner did hers through the post office in Liverpool and did the check and send.
     
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  12. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I renewed mine maybe 2 years ago and did it at Liverpool, it was a post office in an upper floor of WH smiths.
     
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Payment as well, where two years ago it was payment in person.
     
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  14. irish on the costa blanca

    irish on the costa blanca day of war = warrior, day of peace = man of peace

    are you sure they didn't just check it then forward it on to the embassy in London,
     
  15. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    My nephews and nieces have gone green, courtesy of their late grandma, my two are next and tlh will go for hers, thus the costs of obtaining the originals are spread across about 20 people.

    I don't qualify. All my great grandparents were born in Ireland but I cannot find proof that my grandparents were even though family lore asserts at least two were. Guess I'll be in the long queue with the blue passport holders.
     
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