Thursday, 13 July 2023
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Foreign Birth Registration
118. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when an application for registration of a foreign birth will be considered (details supplied); the reason for the delay in the processing of said application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35007/23]
Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) applications are currently being processed within the normal turnaround time of between 6 and 9 months from receipt of supporting documents. Applications that require further supporting documents will take longer to process. Foreign Birth Registration, by its nature, is a detailed and complex process, often involving official documentation relating to three generations and issued by several jurisdictions. Such documents take considerable time to validate.
With regard to the specific FBR application about which the Deputy has enquired, this application was registered by the Passport Service in November 2022. This application is within the current turnaround time.