D12C wrote: »
I wonder if anyone can offer any advice on my mother's situation.
My mother was given away informally as a baby in the 1950's. She was born in the UK to Irish parents, and moved back here as a baby and has lived here all her life. She owns property here, votes here, was married and had children here. She had no contact with her birth parents, and therefore is unable to attain their long form birth certificate. She doesn't know full details of parent's dates of births etc either.
She has tried various times to obtain an Irish passport but is unable to do so, due to the lack of the long form birth cert. I've rang various agencies but none seem to know what to do, and often direct me somewhere else. Some have mentioned the possibility of naturilisation, but this is obviously an expensive process.
Has anyone had any similiar experience, or can they offer any advice as to the best way of obtaining a passport. Is naturilisation the only method?
Thanks in advance.
D12C wrote: »
Thanks for your reply. Just to clarify, she has her own (British) birth cert but not her parent's which is a requirement to get a passport.
She doesn't have an adoption cert, as it was never a formal adoption.
splinter65 wrote: »
If she was born in Britain and has a British birth certificate then she’s entitled to a British passport.
Where can I get more information?
This is an extremely sensitive issue and one which we acknowledge may cause upset and anxiety for those affected, as well as adopted people, adoptive parents and birth parents across the country. If you require further information you may contact us on 076 6957261 Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm - 2pm to 4pm.
bubblypop wrote: »
And if her parents are Irish & she wants an Irish passport, then she is entitled to one.