Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (160)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

160. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the progress to date in the determination of an application for a passport via the foreign births registration process in the case of a person (details supplied); when the application is likely to concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13395/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

This application for Foreign Births Registration, citizenship by descent, was received by my Department on 1 March 2019, and receipt was acknowledged to the applicant on that date.

At present it takes approximately six months to process a complete Foreign Birth Registration application. However, due to the complex nature of the Foreign Birth Registration process, certain applications may take longer.

Once citizenship is granted, then an application for a passport can be made.

Questions Nos. 161 and 162 answered with Question No. 137.
Questions Nos. 163 and 164 answered with Question No. 142.