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Emma86
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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Emma86 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:06 am

Hi Brawn401,
Thanks. The London embassy received my application 30 May.
I hope you hear good news soon!

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by brawn401 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am

Ah, thanks for that Emma - My application was received a month after yours so that gives me a good yardstick - Christmas (or shortly after) it is! Hope you get your cert before the New Year - its the next adventure then!! :)
Michael123 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:21 pm
14 weeks and nothing.. Sean015, any news?
Michael, I note that you received conformation of receipt of your application on 8/21, so 3ish months ago or 101 days ago from today. The DFA do state in their correspondence that applications take up to 6 months to process, so it does seem like you are at the halfway mark through their stated processing time, so possibly a little way off getting it yet.

I called the DFA the other day as I applied at the beginning of July to see what the latest was with my application and they confirmed it was only sent off for final decision (after document checking) last week, so thats about 4.5 months after they confirmed receipt of my documents back in July. They also said that I should hear around Christmas or maybe after, so I'll be at or maybe past the 6 month point at that stage. Emma86 just got her confirmation and it took 6 months for hers. Have you tried calling them yourself to see what the latest of yours is? The lady on the phone at the DFA did say that they have been extremely busy this summer and autumn with more than the usual number of applications.

From what I have seen from making a note of peoples timelines they have posted on this thread, it appears that applications from the USA take on average 4 months and about 3 weeks to get to the confirmation / approved stage. So in a best case scenario you probably have another month and a half to wait.

Good luck with it. Remember, as a 1990s UK Guinness ad campaign wisely said - Good things come to those who wait! :)

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by spav01 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:47 pm

Michael123 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:08 pm


Spav01, Any news on your application?
No, nothing yet.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:44 pm

Congrats Emma.

Thanks Spav.

Brawn, I understand that but also consider that PasadenaTom was 13 weeks and it was in his mailbox without advanced notice of approval.

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Sibling applying for FBR

Post by Jezabel » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:56 pm

I wonder does anyone have any experience that could help me...

I successfully applied to be entered on the FBR last year though descent from my Grandmother, and received my Certificate in May; now, my sister wants to apply - is there any way that she can link to my application as our claim is exactly the same?

Just hoping that it might make things easier... any advice appreciated!

:) Good luck to all

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Re: Sibling applying for FBR

Post by PasadenaTom » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:56 am

Jezabel wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Just hoping that it might make things easier... any advice appreciated!
I've seen previous posts from people who applied with siblings at the same time - but not separately. There is no published set of requirements for siblings of people who are already in the FBR. So I think you have to think about how this might make it easier for DFA. You can send them a message and ask them if your information would help.

Otherwise, I'd suggest she include a photocopy of your FBR certificate along with a cover letter that explains her relationship to you (and include your certificate number in the letter). Maybe it will help a bit. But surely it cannot hurt. Your sister should still send all the required documents. Otherwise, that might add some delay.

If you look at Michael123's post on 14-November, you'll see that DFA told him that they were currently reviewing applications received 9-August, and that they thought they would process about 100 applications in a month's time. So his application was just waiting in a queue for three months.

I mention that because I think most of your sister's waiting time will be consumed simply waiting for applications received before hers to be completed. I doubt your FBR status will cause DFA to move hers to the head of the queue. Where there might be some value is if it somehow lessens the time DFA needs to spend reviewing her application. I don't know what they do to verify documentation. So whether it would save them or cost them time to review your file can only be speculated. But as I say, even if your FBR status is not considered, it shouldn't hurt to provide the extra information.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:05 pm

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If you look at Michael123's post on 14-November, you'll see that DFA told him that they were currently reviewing applications received 9-August, and that they thought they would process about 100 applications in a month's time. So his application was just waiting in a queue for three months.
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Good point, 100 per month would be 25 per week and 5 per day. I would think that to be only processing 5 per day that there is some extensive research, they are short staffed or not dedicating much time to the FBR applications.

Still hoping to hear something soon.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by bostonceltics » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:23 pm

My Final update :

8th July: Applied online : 8th July
20th July: Documents Received by London Embassy
7th November : E-mail from DFA requesting clarification re: marriage cert (Grandmother) and additional document
8th November : Additional Documents Sent to DFA in Ireland
12th November: Documents Received by DFA
15th November : E-mail from DFA confirming application approved and forwarded for FBR certificate printing
6th December : Certificate arrived in the post (via London Embassy)

5 Months in total :)

It did not arrive with a passport application form but I read earlier that PasadenaTom had requested a passport form before getting the certificate. I requested a form from London Embassy when Dublin advised I was confirmed in the register and the passport form arrived on the 4th Dec. So, I would recommend that once you get the e-mail confirmation of FBR entry, that you contact your embassy for a passport form.

All the best to those still awaiting, particularly Michael123.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:02 pm

bostonceltics wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:23 pm
My Final update :

8th July: Applied online : 8th July
20th July: Documents Received by London Embassy
7th November : E-mail from DFA requesting clarification re: marriage cert (Grandmother) and additional document
8th November : Additional Documents Sent to DFA in Ireland
12th November: Documents Received by DFA
15th November : E-mail from DFA confirming application approved and forwarded for FBR certificate printing
6th December : Certificate arrived in the post (via London Embassy)

5 Months in total :)

It did not arrive with a passport application form but I read earlier that PasadenaTom had requested a passport form before getting the certificate. I requested a form from London Embassy when Dublin advised I was confirmed in the register and the passport form arrived on the 4th Dec. So, I would recommend that once you get the e-mail confirmation of FBR entry, that you contact your embassy for a passport form.

All the best to those still awaiting, particularly Michael123.



Congratulations and thanks! Please dont make it your final update. Im sure many of here would like to see your progression through the passport stage as well.

Larry Bird forever! 🤣

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by brawn401 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Congratulations bostonceltics that’s awesome news and glad it came to a speedy conclusion after the document request.

Did you apply from The UK? I applied just before you to the London embassy and mine has only just been sent for final decision a few weeks ago with no request for extra docs!

There seems to be no definite order in which these applications are processed in :-D

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by PasadenaTom » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:19 am

Comhghairdeas , do shaoránach na hÉireann - bostonceltics!

(Congratulations, citizen of Ireland!)

Full disclosure: I used Google translate. Don't ask me to pronounce it.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by bostonceltics » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:26 pm

Michael123 ...... thanks, I will update when I get the passport. I may not apply until Christmas time when I get a break from work to sort out properly. Yep, Larry Legend forever :mrgreen:

PasadenaTom ... cheers, I could only muster ...."Erin go bragh" :D I am going to a wedding in Ireland in April (hopefully, armed with new passport) so I will try it out then !

brawn401 - Thank you. Yes, I applied via the London embassy. I was surprised to effectively be cleared in 4 months but the person that contacted me was very efficient in communicating what was required and to confirm that the additional docs were received and that the certificate was being printed. I think it is very much luck of the draw looking at the various timelines that people have posted during 2018. Hope you hear confirmation before Christmas Day.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Rj87 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:08 pm

Good day
Has anyone applied through Pretoria embassy ?

Any advise as to how long they take via Pretoria

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:09 am

Sean015, Spav.... anything, anything at all? Not getting any news is crushing my hopes of this happening before Christmas! I check my email before pulling the blankets off me and at this point, Im checking my junk folder too!🤪

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by brawn401 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Hey rj87,

I haven't seen anyone on this board apply from the SA embassy yet, so not sure if anyone on here would be able to comment on processing time unless they are a Newbie (or hiding! :-D).

However your comment piqued my interest so I thought I would have a look. I found the following site: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/south- ... ion-guide/

So it seems that when you apply from SA, you probably apply to the embassy and then they will process the application (look through the documents etc to check eligibility) and then send to Dublin for final processing. This is what they do at the London embassy. For the London embassy, they say that there is at least a 6 month waiting time. I am at about 5.5 months and no certificate or email confirmation yet, but it is currently in Dublin, so that seems to be tracking towards the stated time. I'd imagine that it is probably around the same for SA applications, but couldn't say for sure.

If you're in the USA then unlike the UK (and probably SA) you apply directly to Dublin
https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/usa/ou ... ion-guide/
But from the USA (unless you are lucky, as some on this thread have been), it is the same 6 month processing time that is stated.
https://www.dfa.ie/passports-citizenshi ... ign-birth/

I'd also note Michael123's comment a month or so back indicating that there is less manpower at the FBR office in Dublin than there was earlier in the year, so this mixed with the swathe of incoming applications may mean it is tracking back at the 6 month processing time now, whereas before it did seem to be a little quicker.

Michael -
Michael123 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:09 am
Sean015, Spav.... anything, anything at all? Not getting any news is crushing my hopes of this happening before Christmas! I check my email before pulling the blankets off me and at this point, Im checking my junk folder too!🤪
You're 112 days in now (just about 4 months) - only 2-3 weeks off what I saw as the average processing time for US applicants, so you might hear something before Christmas, you might not until the new year. If you are desparate, why don't you give them a call. That's a sure fire way to find out the actual status :)

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by spav01 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 pm

I just got the email. "Congratulations you are now an Irish citizen". So excited! So Michael123 you shouldn't have too much more of a wait.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:50 pm

Congrats!! Sean015 should be hearing back today or tomorrow as well.

I can only imagine that I am in the advaced stage now.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by spav01 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:52 pm

I requested the passport application form from the NY consulate, and received an email that it should be here in 7 - 10 business days.

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Re: Foreign Birth Registration?

Post by Michael123 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:41 am

sean015 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Michael123 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:33 pm
I called Dublin this morning. The man said “we are currently reviewing applications that were recieved on 8/9 and yours was recieved on 8/21, there are about 100 ahead of you. So, I would give it about a months time.”

So, it appears that Sean015 is being reviewed now maybe even the 2nd stage.
Thanks for the info! I will let you know when I get any further news. It sounds like it won't be too much longer for either of us.

Sean015, did you get the congratulations email as Spav did?? you both had your applications received the same day.

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