Wednesday 27 March 2019

How to apply for an Irish passport

As the absolute clusterbùrach that is Brexit continues to paralyse British politics, I've had a few email requests in the last week about how to claim an Irish passport.

I have previously outlined on this blog how I obtained passports for myself and my two sons from here in Scotland three years ago in a series of four posts starting at

You will also find useful advice on the RootsIreland website at

At present the Irish Government is processing about 3000 applications a day, so there may be a delay with both your order and in obtaining any necessary certificates from the GRO offices in Belfast or Roscommon.

I hope this helps, and that if you choose to go for one that your application is successful.


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