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by duffy1867
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Congratulations John - I had the approval email the same day - so maybe tomorrow for you. Second email contained details of the future tracking number
by duffy1867
Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Passport Application Discussion 2022
Replies: 255
Views: 18026

Re: Passport Application Discussion 2022

January 2022 is this year so it should be fine. I sent the following: a revenue letter from 2019, a cervical check letter from March 2022 and the naturalization letter that came with the certificate. The revenue letter is old but it can be used as proof of name, while the other 2 as proof of addres...
by duffy1867
Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Passport Application Discussion 2022
Replies: 255
Views: 18026

Re: Passport Application Discussion 2022

For a first time application, I understand (among other things) we need to submit; Proof of address such as Government correspondence such as a letter from the Department of Social Protection or the Revenue Commissioners. If you do not have these, original utility bills, or bank statements can be co...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

I’m so excited to share that I’ve been approved for entry onto the FBR! It’s been a long wait, I originally bookmarked this forum on page 86! It’s the longest I have ever waited for an email, at 2 years 5 months and 1 days (or 29m 1d) - in the end, checking this forum and waiting became something of...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 27, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Close to month 30!!! 😭 The last week has been really tough. I think it’s because it could be so close. No news yet though. Stay strong Feb2020 crew! 👊 Do you have any feeling that your application might be more complicated than normal? I ask because there was someone on here a few weeks back who wa...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Comments about discussion board
Topic: If you wish to change your username, please post here
Replies: 448
Views: 92752

Re: If you wish to change your username, please post here

Please can you change my username to either

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by duffy1867
Sun Jul 24, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

TInFE wrote:
Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:19 am
I'll raise you August :-) - because passport renewals must have peaked by now as holidays are in full swing...
Fingers crossed - it'll feel like real progress if they are processing March 2020 in August.
by duffy1867
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Ok, fair enough. I take that as informing people that Brexit wouldn’t/shouldn’t impact peoples status/requirement to need an Irish passport from The fallout of Brexit and I agree that when a hard Brexit was announced it would have dramatically increased the number of applications but I also stand b...
by duffy1867
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

You said the Irish Gov was discouraging people applying. I said the Irish Government were encouraging people not to apply until the contents (and new citizen rights) of the brexit deal were fully known They were encouraging people not to rush at the time, and advised potential applicants that nothi...
by duffy1867
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Two very different things. Brexit has nothing to do with FBR. If Brexit has nothing to do with FBR then someone should definitely tell Simon Coveney, he mentions it as the most important factor, causing the backlog in every update (next to covid) Due to the complex nature of the Foreign Birth Regis...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

I'd agree, can't be a coincidence that Brexit went into effect Jan 31,2020 and January and February have seemed to take a very long time. Seemed like they were working on December and January for months and months months. I also seem to remember that at the time (back end of 2019) - the Irish Gover...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

As a Feb/March 2020 applicant, can confirm brexit was the main factor. While friends joke with me its about getting a passport to jump a few queues - and I will laugh along with them - for me it has been quite a personal decision to modify my nationality and thus identity. I can't be the only one w...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Yes, I will share what little I know. I mailed the docs on 02/10/2020 using USPS Express International. I never received a confirmation from the FBR that they were received but it was confirmed through the USPS tracking and return receipt dated 02/17/2020. I heard nothing until the email asking for...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Celtic_Bee wrote:
Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:13 pm
Date of Application: 02/17/2020
Date of Address Confirmation: 07/11/2022
Date of Congratulations: pending
FBR Certification Received: pending
Are you happy to share the date your docs were delivered/accepted?
by duffy1867
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Just got through on the phone after getting fed up waiting (28 months, 17 days) Asked for an update for a Feb 2020 applicant. I was told that they are currently working on January 2020 and have been for a few months.... They said they had no other information to provide at this time. Feels like a ki...
by duffy1867
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

He advised I take my late July trip on my U.K. passport and have everything ready so that the second I’m back I submit my application, and that yes my original U.K. passport must be part of that, not a notarised copy. You might be better on the First Time passport chat as I have seen many other peo...
by duffy1867
Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

I also received a call from DFA informing me that everything is in order, so I suspect I should be receiving a congratulations email shortly. I asked about timelines to receive the certificate, and I was told they're averaging 4 weeks to receive the certificate by registered mail. Good to see the p...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

According to my calculations and a lot is based on guesses and estimates, you are looking at the second week of July for your approval. Probably around July 9th. Let's see if I'm right Congrats and lets see if we can start figuring out estimates for people. This is very, very impressive! Whats your...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

I don't think they've increased their speed. Coveney simply changed the time window in which he's describing (probably to make the number of processed applications seem larger). On 14th June 2022, he says 5500 applications processed "to date this year"; as in from January 1st to June 14th. On 30th ...
by duffy1867
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

This is great news. Where did you find this information? Thank you here you go: https://www.kildarestreet.com/wrans/?id=2022-06-30a.446&s=fbr#g448.r Good website to keep an eye on, searching for FBR - the only place to find info outside of this forum :D Interestingly - 'IF' (and of course big word....
by duffy1867
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

duffy1867 wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:37 pm
Update on Kildare Street today...

They seem to have processed 1,500 applications in 3 weeks (since 18th June) (up from our estimate of 900/1,000 per month)
Actually, that update was posted on the 30th June - so in around 2 weeks - this means they might be on for 3K a month!!
by duffy1867
Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Update on Kildare Street today... They seem to have processed 1,500 applications in 3 weeks (since 18th June) (up from our estimate of 900/1,000 per month) The processing of Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) resumed in November 2021. FBR staff have since processed over 7,000 FBR applications while al...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Curious if anyone has tried to call them and get an actual status? I myself am approaching 29 months. I tried to call them a lot last month (got through zero times, listened to the recorded message a lot), then I realised that calls to ROI are not included in my plan, so I'll be trying that option ...
by duffy1867
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Shout out to Feb 2020 applicants. Has anybody seen progress? Still seems very slow, the closer we get to mid-feb, the longer it seems to take (can only guess that it's due to sheer volume of applications in Feb) - I think 11 Feb is the latest approval I have seen (except that one random approval mo...
by duffy1867
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Foreign Birth Registration
Replies: 5398
Views: 563542

Re: Foreign Birth Registration

Hi all Now have my FBR certificate which will be on its way back for a passport on Monday morning. Here are my dates. I did try and put them on the database but with no luck Application on line and fee paid 8 Jan 2019......followed by a year being treated for cancer Application received at Balbrigg...
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