Foreign Births Registration
A person born abroad to a parent who, although not born in Ireland, was otherwise an Irish citizen at the time of the person’s birth, can become an Irish citizen by applying for Foreign Births Registration. The online application is known as 'Náisiún'.
Once you have completed the online form you must send your printed application and required supporting documentation to the Irish Diplomatic and Consular Mission nearest to where you normally reside.
If you are resident in Ireland you must send your
application to the Consular Section of the Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin ,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
St. Stephen’s Green
Telephone: (10.00-13.00) (01) 408 2555
For the Munster area:
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
1A South Mall,
Telephone: (10.00-13.00) 021 4944763
The appropriate address to where your application should be sent will be printed onto your application form. If you are eligible to apply for Foreign Births Registration please continue to read the General Inforrmation.