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    (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
    My grandad is Irish and I really wanted to apply for Irish citizenship. The issue is that he is 85 and now has pretty bad dementia, he also no longer has a passport and he lost his birth certificate years ago.

    Is there anyway around this?
    It would be very costly, but yes. You can get a replacement birth certificate
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    God, I heard Brexit was causing horrible things, but never in my worst nightmares did I think it would inflict such horrors on people.

    I am so, so sorry for you OP. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
    What's wrong with being Irish? :cry2:
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    What's wrong with being Irish? :cry2:
    Not being English.
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    (Original post by Notnek)
    Not being English.
    Hey, us Irish are loved everywhere. :awesome:

    P.S. I hold dual nationality but don't have a British passport. Probably never will at this rate.

    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Green is a terrible colour to be forced to wear, even if it is just once a week.

    That was the most stereotypical photo you could have lifted from the internet. Plus, it is only for a day. The 17th of March.
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    can get dual nationality. My mum was German
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I was born and grew up in southern England. I used the so-called 'granny rule' to become an Irish citizen after the UK voted to leave the EU. Best £300 I ever spent.

    I'm so relieved that I will retain my right to travel and work freely across Europe no matter what. Plus, it means I can keep studying at EEA universities and not have to pay international fees. I'm available for wedding proposals if you want to marry a paddy and get an EU passport. :smug::lep:

    How are you preparing for Brexit? Are you a dual citizen?

    Whilst I am a single citizen, due to my ethnic makeup, I could technically qualify for indian, keyan, tanzanian passports
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Well I'm sorry, I couldn't think of any other reasons to dislike the Irish (except that they're not Scottish).
    Scottish isn't too bad either.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Scottish > Irish

    You wish you had our glorious glens and rolling mountains.

    That's right - I'm Scottish now. Or I will be if Scotxit happens. Yay for grandparents.
    Ireland has glorious scenery too. :awesome:

    If Scotxit happens and I marry my SO, I guess I could get Scottish residency.
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    (Original post by NeuroJanine)
    can get dual nationality. My mum was German
    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If she was a German citizen when you were born, then probably yes.
    Germany does not allow dual citizenship.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    If she was a German citizen when you were born, then probably yes.
    Yep, it said on my birth certificate that she was german
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    Certainly used to be the case - that's why they have so many Turkish citizens iirc (the descendants of the Turkish "guest workers" had to choose to be German or Turkish citizens by 18, and many chose to be Turks).

    But they changed the law a few years back. Even then it wouldn't apply to NeuroJanine though, you are rithgt.
    My German friend can't get dual citizenship and only holds a UK passport even though she has lived in Germany her whole life.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I wave my Irish passport in front of all my friends and fellow mods to remind them that I will have and will have not EU citizenship when the UK leaves the EU. :lol:


    I want to get my Irish citizenship as my nan was Irish but we don't have her birth certificate and your form never came through to me
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    (Original post by Paracosm)


    I want to get my Irish citizenship as my nan was Irish but we don't have her birth certificate and your form never came through to me
    You can get her birth cert :yep: and when I'm next home I will send you another one. This time it WILL ARRIVE
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    (Original post by HucktheForde)
    where is your sense of patriotism???
    I love Britain, but it's genuinely hard to feel patriotic about a country where people can be misdirected and lied to as much as they were during the EU referendum, by cravenly self-interested right wing forces who don't care a fig for the welfare of the British people.

    You may be unaware for example that offshored hedge funds that specialise in chaos and turbulence were major backers of the Brexit campaigns. Perhaps you also would be interested to hear that the Tories are heavily sponsored by Tate & Lyle, which wants us to leave the EU to consume the Caribbean sugar they sell. So when 50% of our economy is going down the drain in the no-deal Brexit, these hedge funds and sugar magnates will be partying with the Tory right wingers they pay for.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Perhaps you also would be interested to hear that the Tories are heavily sponsored by Tate & Lyle, which wants us to leave the EU to consume the Caribbean sugar they sell..
    i hear they gave Boris a sweetener

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    i hear they gave Boris a sweetener

    :toofunny:
    I don't think he needs any more sweet things.

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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    I was born and grew up in southern England. I used the so-called 'granny rule' to become an Irish citizen after the UK voted to leave the EU. Best £300 I ever spent.

    I'm so relieved that I will retain my right to travel and work freely across Europe no matter what. Plus, it means I can keep studying at EEA universities and not have to pay international fees. I'm available for wedding proposals if you want to marry a paddy and get an EU passport. :smug::lep:

    How are you preparing for Brexit? Are you a dual citizen?

    I'd love to do this too as all 4 of my grandparents are Irish however, I have one slight concern. If I get dual citizenship, will places like America/Australia be harder for me to enter? Sometimes they can have very strict border rules.
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    (Original post by Churchill1945)
    I'd love to do this too as all 4 of my grandparents are Irish however, I have one slight concern. If I get dual citizenship, will places like America/Australia be harder for me to enter? Sometimes they can have very strict border rules.
    Dual British/Irish is not a problem.
 
 
 
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