Ah, I see. If they get shunted back to Dublin for action, then the delays may be due in part to the packaging and unpackaging rigamorole as well.
Hmmm. I suppose that once the FRB/Citizenship bits were completed, I could waltz into same office in Dublin where the native born Irish apply for their passports. That might save time, and would even provide a handy excuse to visit. :D (Or can that bit be done from abroad I wonder...)
As for which US consulate to inflict myself upon, I am now tempted to mail the FBR packet off to Boston out of sheer ignorance, which I happen to have a rare gift for simulating with uncanny accuracy. Perhaps it would get shunted back to Dublin faster. Hmmm... Has anyone ever tried that?
Thank you for the speedy reply, Scott!
: No, you can't apply through Dublin. So that
: one's out. Some people have said wonderful
: things about applying through the Mexican
: consulate! but that was years ago and the
: policy might have changed. You might check
: with them.
: No matter where you apply, the application
: will ultimately spend some time in Ireland
: where they're short handed and getting ever
: more so as the hiring freeze begins to bite.
: So, your time problem is not likely to be
: the consulate, but the mother ship itself.
: --Previous Message--
: Hello all, and thank you Scott for a
: wonderfully informative site! I have sifted
: through it and haven't found an answer to my
: particular question. If I missed it, I'm
: sorry to trouble you.
: I nearly have all the required bits of paper
: collected to apply for being entered in the
: FBR, in hopes of obtaining citizenship by
: descent and ultimately a passport.
: It seems I am doomed to apply through the
: busy NYC consulate, but I was wondering if
: anyone has tried submitting their
: application directly to Dublin? Is it
: faster, or even possible?
: Alternatively, has anyone succeeded in
: submitting their application via a consulate
: outside their designated region of the US? I
: hear Boston is nice this time of year.
: Thanks for any wisdom or wild guesses.
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