Declaration of residence
Make sure you use the most recently published version of each form when making an application. If you complete an old version of a form, it will be returned to you and you will have to start again.
The most recently published version of this form always appear on this page.
Non-EU/EEA & non-Swiss national
Form C: Declaration under Section 28A of the Act of 1956 by a parent of a person not of full age in respect of whom a certificate of nationality is being sought
Declaration of residence (PDF 1.4MB)
About Form C
Use Form C if your child was born on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) on or after 1 January 2005 and you wish to apply for a passport on behalf of your child.
By completing this form you declare that you were legally resident in Northern Ireland for 3-out-of-4 years immediately before the birth of your child.
Download and complete Form C and send it to the Citizenship Division (at the address below) for processing.
Citizenship Applications (Minor)
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
PO Box 12079
If your declaration is approved, your child will be issued with a Certificate of Nationality by post.
To apply for your child's passport, send the Certificate of Nationality and passport application form to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for processing.