Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (101)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

101. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the reason for the delay in processing applications for foreign birth registration certificates for persons (details supplied); the timeline for completion of the processing of the applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44342/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Foreign Births Registration, by its nature, can be a detailed and complex process, often involving official documentation related to three generations and issued by several jurisdictions. Due to the complex nature of Foreign Births Registration, it takes on average between 6 to 12 months to process an application.

With regard to the specific applications the Deputy has enquired about, I can confirm that the Foreign Birth Registration team in my Department has been in direct contact with the applicants and these applications have now been approved.