Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (314)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

443 Mr. Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will confirm the status of the application for Irish citizenship for a person (details supplied) in Australia; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2820/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

A declaration of Irish citizenship as post-nuptial citizenship was lodged in the Irish embassy in Sydney, Australia, on 18 December 2003. The relevant papers were forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs for examination before being transferred to the citizenship section of my Department for final processing on 27 January last.

The person concerned has been notified in writing by the Department of Foreign Affairs that his declaration is in order and that he should forward the statutory fee to my Department. A certificate of Irish citizenship will issue within a few weeks of receipt of the correct fee.