Persons holding a valid Certificate of Gender Recognition issued by the Department of Social Protection and whose adoption is registered in the Register of Foreign Adoptions (RFA) (registration pre-1 November 2010) or the Register of Intercountry Adoptions (RICA) (registration post 1 November 2010) may apply to the Adoption Authority for an entry in the Register of Gender Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions.

Applications should be made in writing to the Authority and should be accompanied by

  • The original copy of the Gender Recognition Certificate as issued by the Department of Social Protection.
  • A copy of the notification letter from the Department of Sociial Protection which accompanied the Gender Recognition Certificate.
  • A copy of the previous entry in the Register of Foreign Adoptions or the Register of Intercountry Adoptions (if available).

If an entry in the Register of Gender Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions is subsequently granted, persons can then apply for a copy of an entry in the Register. There is a charge for this service:

  • 1 copy (including search fee of €2.00) - €10.00
  • 2 copies (including search fee of €2.00) - €18.00
  • 3 copies (including search fee of €2.00) - €26.00

S.I. 534 of 2015 Adoption Act 2010 (Register of Gender Recognition of Intercountry Adoptions) Regulations 2015

Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 15:03
Last Updated: Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:27