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6 February 2024

Notary services for Irish citizenship

We can assist you with a range of notary services for several types of Irish documents. Read on to find out more.

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Building in Dublin with an Irish flag to represent going to Ireland with an Irish citizenship

Over the last few years, a number of British citizens have applied for Irish citizenship.

Many people in the UK have some connection to Ireland, whether it be an ancestor from long ago, or some of their immediate family members. 

British citizens who are eligible for Irish citizenship will need the assistance of a notary, so as to ensure that their personal documents are accepted as valid.

If you want move to Ireland or just want citizenship, then we can help you prepare your notarised documents. 

How do I know I am eligible for Irish citizenship?

To be eligible for Irish citizenship, either one of your parents or one of your grandparents must have held Irish citizenship when you were born.

No other family members qualify you for citizenship.

However, if you want to find out about other ways you can qualify for citizenship, you can visit the website of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

Why you need Irish notary services

Some documents will need to be notarised before they are accepted in Ireland as genuine. These will generally be personal ID, certificates, and application forms. 

The documents needed will vary slightly based on if you are applying for Irish citizenship via the Foreign Births Registry through your Irish parent, or if you are applying as the grandchild of an Irish grandparent. 

For parents

You will need to provide both your own documents, as well as your parent’s documents for your Irish citizenship application.

The documents you need to provide:

  • A fully complete, signed and witnessed application form 
  • Original birth certificate that shows your parent’s details
  • Photocopy passport or other ID such as a driver’s licence
  • Four colour photos graphs, two of which need to have been witnessed
  • Two separate proofs of address
  • Marriage certificate or proof of name change (if applicable)


The documents you need to provide from your parents are:

  • Original birth certificate (showing parental details)
  • Photocopy of ID
  • Original civil marriage certificate or change of name document (if applicable)


For grandparents

You will need to provide the same documents listed as above, as well as your parent’s documents if you are applying for Irish citizenship on the basis of having an Irish grandparent.

However, you will need to provide your grandparent’s documents. These are:

  • Original birth certificate (showing parental details)
  • Photocopy of ID
  • Original civil marriage certificate or change of name document (if applicable)

How we can help

Our Notary Public, Nathan Woodcock, can notarise your documents so they are accepted as valid when you apply for Irish citizenship. 

You can meet Nathan at one of our offices in Manchester, Sheffield or London. Alternatively, you can use our mobile notary service, where our notary can meet you at home, your office, or elsewhere suitable. 

Get in touch with us today to talk to a member of our team about your issue to see how we can help you.

READY FOR ASSISTANCE?

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services,
contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.

If you have any questions about our notary, apostille or consular services, contact Woodcock Notary Public today.

Call us on 0330 133 6480 or email info@woodcocknotarypublic.com.