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I live in Britain, can I qualify for an Irish passport?

  • If you were born on the island of Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are automatically an Irish citizen. You can apply for a passport.
  • If you were born on the island of Ireland to at least one parent who was an Irish citizen, you are automatically an Irish citizen. You can apply for a passport.
  • If at least one of your grandparents was born on the island of Ireland, you can become an Irish citizen through Foreign Birth Registration.
  • If one of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, even though you were not born on the island of Ireland. You can become an Irish citizen through Foreign Birth Registration.

After you have successfully applied for the Foreign Birth Registration, you can apply for an Irish passport.

How to apply for an Irish passport from Britain

You can find out how to apply to the Foreign Birth Register here.

You can find out how to apply for an Irish passport on the Irish Embassy website here. This page has details on fees, documents, photos and witnesses.

You can renew your Irish passport online here.

If you are resident in Britain and applying for your first passport you must submit an APS2E application form to the Passport Service. You can pick up an APS2E application form from:

  • Your nearest Irish centre
  • The Irish Passport Office in London, 114A Cromwell Road, SW7 4ES
  • The Irish Consulate in Edinburgh

 You can contact the Embassy and order a form here