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Irish passport as a Brexit protest

(106 Posts)
Grammaretto Mon 23-May-22 18:01:02

Has anyone applied for this and been successful?
I am considering applying. My DGF was Irish.

Blossoming Mon 23-May-22 19:28:52

No.

Ilovecheese Mon 23-May-22 19:37:01

I am hoping to, I need copies of my Father's birth certificate.

Urmstongran Mon 23-May-22 19:40:23

I don’t see the point really.

welbeck Mon 23-May-22 19:42:28

people whom i know with irish ancestry did this long ago before brexit.
they travel with both uk and irish passports, just in case there is any incident where it is safer not to be aligned with usa.
i think it's quite straightforward to get an irish passport if you have one GP born in ireland. island of.

Zonne Mon 23-May-22 19:46:50

My ex-husband, born in Northern Ireland, and thus legally Irish, did. Thankfully both my children are also Irish (and British).

I’m not sure I’d bother unless it is citizenship, not just a passport, you mean.

Zonne Mon 23-May-22 19:49:02

Sorry, just ignore the previous. I’m having a small brain fart about Irish automatically and Irish by descent.

Ladyleftfieldlover Mon 23-May-22 19:50:53

A friend of mine did this. Her grandparents are from Dublin. She had to get hold of various documentation and it was then fairly simple. She does a lot of travelling.

Zonne Mon 23-May-22 19:54:06

I’d do it like a shot, so that I could have the retirement, in an EU country, I’d always planned.

Galaxy Mon 23-May-22 20:23:24

I am doing it but Germany rather than Ireland, have had to gather various documents and info that's as far as I have got so far.

Petera Mon 23-May-22 20:37:23

I have had Belgian since the beginning of the year.

Sago Mon 23-May-22 20:41:36

If your doing it as a grandchild of an Irish citizen you need to go on the foreign birth register first, this takes 12 months plus and costs a few hundred euro.
You may then apply for an Irish passport.
I did it simply as my father was born in Ireland, I got birth and marriage certificates, filled in the application and got my passport within 6 weeks, it was under 100 euro.

Sago Mon 23-May-22 20:43:26

Here’s a link.

www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi9vbbRsPb3AhVpS0EAHVG3ACQQFnoECAMQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dfa.ie%2Fcitizenship%2F&usg=AOvVaw1k_5vFeaPL0DU8iMX0Y55G

Petera Mon 23-May-22 20:45:34

Sago

If your doing it as a grandchild of an Irish citizen you need to go on the foreign birth register first, this takes 12 months plus and costs a few hundred euro.
You may then apply for an Irish passport.
I did it simply as my father was born in Ireland, I got birth and marriage certificates, filled in the application and got my passport within 6 weeks, it was under 100 euro.

My SiL's father was born in Ireland and, when he applied for nationality he was told "you don't need to, you've always been Irish even if you didn't realise it". He got his passport in about the same time as you mention.

He, and DD, are currently registering DGC on the foreign birth register.

Grammaretto Mon 23-May-22 21:04:27

Ok. Thanks everyone. I am keen to have a European passport. I didn't want Brexit and still don't.

Witzend Mon 23-May-22 21:16:35

My dh did, a couple,of years ago now. He had a grandmother who was born in Ireland, though she moved to London while still very young.

Shandy57 Mon 23-May-22 21:18:38

Thanks for bringing this up Grammaretto, my GM was Irish and I've meant to do this for ages. Smaller queues!

Shandy57 Mon 23-May-22 21:19:45

Two year wait. Covid has a lot to answer for.

vegansrock Mon 23-May-22 21:27:55

It is definitely worth it if you travel in Europe a lot p

vegansrock Mon 23-May-22 21:29:48

It is also worth it if you don’t want to be associated with the little Englander mentality . Hundreds of thousands are doing it or have done it already.

Hithere Mon 23-May-22 21:54:05

It would be interesting to know the increase in demand of EU passports after Brexit
How many of those voted for or against brexit

MayBee70 Mon 23-May-22 21:57:14

I don’t think that anyone who voted for brexit should have an Irish passport. It seems wrong that any brexit voters should then be able to avail themselves of privileges that have been taken away from the rest of us.

Hithere Mon 23-May-22 22:13:40

Maybee

Agree

nadateturbe Mon 23-May-22 23:01:40

I'm a NI citizen. I've had an Irish passport for years.

Sago Mon 23-May-22 23:14:48

MayBee70 Like it or not having an Irish passport is a birthright however you voted.