Sadly my pursuit of an Irish passport has hit a brick wall. My notes on this page, are about how to get an alternative EU passport. ….
Obvious, there is no residency nor a language qualification for Ireland, partly because of the Good Friday agreement.
Before applying for a passport I need to establish Irish citizenship rights, on this page. and this page, by registering a foreign birth. For this I need the Birth and Death certificates of Granda Frank which I can’t find.
Adult applicant applying on the basis of an Irish born Grandparent
Documents relating to the applicant (unless stated, originals must be submitted):
- Completed, signed and witnessed application form (see list of witnesses at 1 above)
- Original civil birth certificate (showing parental details)
- Original civil marriage certificate (if applicable) OR other change of name document (if applicable)
- Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) certified as a true copy of the original by application form witness
- 2 separate original proofs of address
- 4 colour photographs (2 of which to be witnessed) – do not attach these to the application form
Documents relating to the grandparent born in Ireland (unless stated, originals must be submitted):
- Original civil birth certificate of Irish born grandparent (showing parental details)
- Original civil marriage certificate of Irish born grandparent (if applicable) OR other change of name document (if applicable)
- Photocopy of current state-issued ID document (i.e. passport, drivers licence, national identity card) certified as a true copy of the original by a professional from the list of witnesses OR original civil death certificate (if applicable)
They do not require a language skill, but do require a blood line to Lithuanian residency. I have a great grand father born in Lithuania and they are developing law to allow recognition of expatriates but I think he died too early, 1923, if he’d lasted like his wife to 1943 it might be game on except Lithuania is not very keen on dual nationality. Lithuania uses the Euro.
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They require one to have resided in Estonia legally for at least eight years and, of that, have spent the last five years with permanent residence in Estonia. Be familiar with the Estonian language. Take an examination demonstrating familiarity with the Estonian Constitution. Show a demonstrated means of support and take an oath of loyalty. Dual Nationality is not permitted. They have an e-residency scheme, which seems to be more of a company registration scheme, rather than a personal application and acquisition of privileges.