I'm applying for my Irish Citizenship form the UK so that I can live and work there.
I believe I qualify for Irish citizenship because of the following:
- a) I was born outside of Ireland before the 31st of December 2004 and after 1986.
- b) I have Irish born Great-Grandparents.
- c) My Father is adamant he completed his Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) before I was born.
While going through the process I realised my Father does not have an FBR certificate, so I go to apply for a replacement, the form for which asks how the original FBR certificate was lost/destroyed/stolen.
I can't complete the form for a replacement because my father claims he never had one, and looking online I can't find any indication that he would not have received one when he registered.
So is it possible to complete a Foreign Born Registration without getting a certificate? And how would we go about getting one now?
Or does this mean my Father never registered and is in fact misremembering?