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The witness who signs your application is the same person who signs the photos(make sure they are correct size). As for the witness list - I compared the DFA.ie website to the list on my application and they were the same professions. No idea why you think they are not allowed.That's the list! Try to get someone with a stamp or at least a business card.The witness can't be related to you either.I also had my witness have his application signature notarized as well as him signing & notarizing a copy of my passport.Muscat wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:26 pmHello all, first post for me...
I am applying to be added to the foreign births register on the basis that my grandfather was Irish born. I have all the certificates etc. My problem is that I’m a bit confused about who can sign a)the form and b)the photographs. There are two lists of suitable people, one long and one short, but on the website it gives the long list for both the photos and the form.
Can anyone please tell me who can sign? I’m finding that doctors, bank managers etc are not allowed to do this any more.
Thank you in advance
Interesting--- I'd stick to the short list to be safe. I went with a police officer myself. The kicker is that once any witness is introduced they technically know you! But you can say introduced through your mum so her names on the application. As I said previously _ I had the witness sign my passport copy as well with a short paragraph saying it was indeed me,how long he knew me and that we weren't related. Can't hurt to do it.Muscat wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:56 pmThank you for your reply . I filled in the application form and saved the doc to my google drive so I have the check list handy. For the place where you sign and attach the photos there is a list of only 7 professions...
“I certify that the applicant is personally known to me, OR She/he has been identified to me by
who is personally known to me (delete as applicable) and has signed Section D in my presence. I also certify that the photographs (on the reverse of which I have Signed my name and written the date) supplied with this application are a true likeness of the applicant.
Member of the Clergy
Then, as you say, on the website it’s just the long list. This is why I’m confused. I’m hoping my mum’s vicar, who is signing her passport copy, will also sign my form and photos. She has met me and has known my mum (who is my Irish citizen parent) very well for several years. I do understand that my mum cannot witness as she is related to me.