This is my first post in this community.

I am an ordinary Indian passport holder, I am in Dublin, doing full-time Ph.D. studies since October 2018 on a stamp 2 student visa. http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/inis/pages/registration-stamps

My wife joined me in Dublin last year January, as an immediate dependent family-member with me and she has given me a stamp 2A visa. She holds a Bangladeshi passport.

A baby is expected to be born in September in Dublin. What passport we should apply for, for the baby? Indian/Bangladeshi/Irish?


  • You need to consult with an immigration attorney.
    – bdb484
    Mar 22, 2021 at 17:15

1 Answer 1

  • Your child probably does not qualify for Irish birth citizenship since residence of the parent on a student visa does not count.
  • Your child probably does qualify for Indian citizenship since you are Indian and/or for Bangladeshi citizenship since the mother is Bangladeshi. Applying for both would make the child a dual citizen, which appears to be discouraged by Indian law.

Citizenship is such a serious matter that it might be a good idea to consult a lawyer. Before you do that, you could ask on Expatriates Stack Exchange so you know the right questions to ask.

  • I concur with seeing a specialist lawyer. India laws in general, and citizenship / nationality ones in particular, a really complicated. (Don't know why this was down voted though?)
    – user35069
    Mar 22, 2021 at 19:01
  • @RockApe, it might have been a hint to me that I should have voted to close instead of answering.
    – o.m.
    Mar 23, 2021 at 5:21

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