Thursday, 13 July 2023
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Foreign Birth Registration
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 applications about which the Deputy has enquired, these applications were registered by the Passport Service on 13 February 2023. These applications are within the current turnaround time.