Becoming an Irish Citizen: Part I

There are a lot of steps to becoming an Irish citizen!

I'm hoping to get all the paperwork done before we go. But I've been told it can be quite the process, including numerous trips to the embassy, and arbirtrary document requests. 

I am eligible for citizenship through a grandparent. There are a few ways to be entitled to citizenship through descent, and the Irish government provides this handy dandy chart to see if you qualify:

I'm C. So, first step was getting my American passport renewed, which just came back in the mail. Next step is registering on the Foreign Births Register

I need a ton of documents!

My own:

  • original long form birth certificate
  • passport copied and notarized
  • proof of residence (three documents, i.e. bills addressed to me, etc.)

My mom and dad's:

  • original long form birth certificates
  • original marriage certificate
  • passport copied and notarized (dad)
  • original death certificate (mom)
  • & possibly the deed poll showing mom's changed name, plus three documents showing proof of usage of her married name?

My paternal grandparents's: 

  • original long form birth certificates
  • original marriage certificate
  • original death certificates
  • & possibly the deed poll for Grandma Rory's changed name

So far, I have this in-hand (thanks dad!):

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Looking forward to a lot of red tape!