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Old Jun 1st 2018, 8:32 am
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I am beginning the daunting task of finding and then collating evidence to apply for an Irish passport. My grandma was born in Cork ROI so I’m less to believe I’ll be able to apply for a passport now. I looked at the evidence I need to provide and with some work and digging I’ll be able to but I have one issue. My parent (who’s mother is Irish) and I do not have contact and I don’t know where she is. They list I need a copy of her passport or ID 😔 will this mean I can’t apply? I have emailed the passport authority but no reply and I imagine they are snowed under with applications.

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Are you already on the Irish Foreign Births Register?
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I’m not sure what that is so I imagine not. My gran is Irish but moved to Scotland where my mother was born.
What should I do? Any help is appreciated!
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I’m not sure what that is so I imagine not. My gran is Irish but moved to Scotland where my mother was born.
What should I do? Any help is appreciated!
It is my understanding that you are not yet an Irish citizen so cannot just apply for an Irish passport. You can apply to become an Irish citizen through your Irish born Gran but you'll first have to register on the Foreign Births Register. Have a careful look at this website:
https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizen...p/born-abroad/
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Ah right I see!
Was a bit confused and I’ve said the wrong thing I think. In order to apply to become an Irish citizen through my gran I need my mothers ID notarised it seems.
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I would think that as your applying for the passport thru your grandparent that the application rules of what to provide if relevant only relate to the section under grandparents and not your mum.
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Ah right I see!
Was a bit confused and I’ve said the wrong thing I think. In order to apply to become an Irish citizen through my gran I need my mothers ID notarised it seems.
If it's your maternal grandmother then yes, you'll need your mother's documents as well, as your mother is the Irish citizen through whom you have your claim.

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I would think that as your applying for the passport thru your grandparent that the application rules of what to provide if relevant only relate to the section under grandparents and not your mum.
The OP needs to apply for Irish citizenship through the Foreign Births Register before he can apply for a passport. He'll need to provide all the required documents in order for that to happen.
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