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British Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people applied for UK passports from a primary residence in the Irish Republic in the last two years. (253276)

The British embassy in Dublin issued the following number of passports to British nationals applying within the Republic of Ireland.

Number of passports

2007

9,487

2008

9,225

Statistics are not broken down by place of primary residence. However, the majority of these are issued to British nationals resident in the Republic of Ireland, the few exceptions being British nationals visiting Ireland and who lost their previous passports while there.