Obtaining an Irish birth certificate for citizenship application, etc.  

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Kevin Carpenter
(@caoimhin)
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29/06/2018 9:36 pm  

Hi, 

I am a U.S. citizen applying for Irish citizenship based on my grandmother (born in Dublin in 1911).  I am following the instructions here:  https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenship/citizenship/born-abroad/registering-a-foreign-birth/

I am wondering about how to obtain my grandmother's birth certificate (long form, paper copy) via online or mail application. There are two services I have found, but am unsure which to use. Having lived in Canada for four years, and also having taken a trip to Russia, I am well aware that there are many such services, but not all are legitimate. 

I have found two so far, and it seems the first one (hse.ie) is the correct one: 

https://www.hse.ie/eng/births-deaths-and-marriages/get-certificates-online/

There is also this: 

https://www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie/certificates/birth-certificate/

Any advice on this or the process in general would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks!

Caoimhín (Kevin)

 

 

 


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Jean Bolger
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09/07/2018 3:30 am  

Hi Kevin
I think you're on the right track. You might try a call/email to the Irish Consulate in San Francisco just to be sure you're approaching it correctly. They are super helpful, although the office hours are limited>
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-consulate/sanfrancisco/

 


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