Without Condition Endorsement (Stamp 6)
Without Conditions Endorsement (Stamp 6) is given to persons with dual citizenship -Irish and another. In order to qualify for this endorsement the applicant must hold or be entitled to hold and Irish passport. If the person holds a current Irish passport they should contact INIS (below) to have the endorsement (Stamp 6) placed in their passport.
If a person acquired their citizenship through decent they must provide the following:
1. THROUGH PARENTS:
When one of the applicant's parents was born in the State the following original documents are required:
- Mother’s or father's long-form civil birth certificate
- If claiming through mother, civil marriage certificate is required because of possible change of maiden name
- Applicant's long-form civil birth certificate
- Applicant's current passport
2. THROUGH GRANDPARENT:
Applicant must produce Foreign Births Registration certificate issued by Dept. of Foreign Affairs plus applicant's passport
3. NATURALISATION/ POST NUPTIAL CITIZENSHIP (PNC):
Applicant must produce original naturalisation certificate/Post Nuptial Citizenship (PNC) certificate or current Irish passport plus applicant's passport
4. PREVIOUSLY STAMPED:
Any applicant who has a previous Without Condition Endorsement (Stamp 6) may have this stamp renewed in their current non Irish passport on production of both expired non Irish passport containing the endorsement and their current Irish passport. If a person has previously had the Without Conditions Endorsement (Stamp 6) in their non Irish passport but have subsequently given up their Irish citizenship they will not be entitled to the Without Conditions Endorsement
If an applicant has a parent who was granted citizenship by naturalisation/PNC/parentage/etc before the applicant in question was born, it is also open to him/her to obtain a Without Condition endorsement in his/her foreign passport.
The Without Condition endorsement can be obtained either by appointment or by post.
Appointments are available on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10.00am until 11.30am. Applicants can arrange appointments by telephone via the Immigration Helpline, (01) 6167700, Option No. 3 (5).
Alternatively, individuals may make an application in writing by registered post to the:
Without Condition Endorsement Section
13 - 14 Burgh Quay
Accompanied by the relevant documentation and a short covering note including all their contact details.