Foreign birth registration review process

Review of refusal of application for entry in the Foreign Birth Register

If a decision is taken not to award entry in the Foreign Birth Register to an applicant who has submitted all of the required documentation, then a letter of refusal will issue to the applicant detailing the reasons why the refusal is being made and informing them of their right to appeal.

There is no right to appeal a decision taken not to award entry in the Foreign Birth Register to an applicant who has not submitted all of the required documentation.

Appeals must be made within 6 weeks from the date of the letter of refusal in writing to:

Foreign Birth Registration Appeals Officer

Foreign Births Registration Section
PO Box 13003
Balbriggan, Co Dublin
Ireland
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Appeal decision to amend or delete an entry in the Foreign Birth Register

In accordance with Regulation 12 (2) (c) of the Foreign Births Regulations 2013, Statutory Instrument 47 of 2013 the Minister for Foreign Affairs can amend or delete an entry from the Foreign Birth Register.

Under Regulation 12 (2) (c) of the Foreign Births Regulations 2013 a person may make representations in writing in respect of the proposed deletion not later than three months from the date of the letter of notification of intention to delete an entry.

These representations should be made to:

Foreign Birth Registration Appeals Officer

Foreign Births Registration Section
PO Box 13003
Balbriggan, Co Dublin
Ireland
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If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your review or appeal

Office of the Ombudsman

6 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 W773

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our complaints and appeal procedure, you can refer the matter to the Ombudsman by clicking on the ‘Make A Complaint’ link at ombudsman.ie.

Further contact details for the Ombudsman are at ombudsman.ie/contact.

Ombudsman for Children

You should contact the Ombudsman for Children (oco.ie) if your complaint concerns a service provided to a child (under 18).

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