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Obtaining a Euro Bank draft for Irish Citizenship application

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BPLBPL Forumite
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The Department of Justice are asking for, "The statutory application fee of €175 in the form of a Banker’s Draft, made payable to the Secretary General, Department of Justice and Equality.".
Has anyone managed to actually get one they would accept. I have tried most of the banks in Belfast and they all say as they are UK banks their drafts will not be accepted or they just don't do bank drafts any more. I will need to use a bank in the Republic of Ireland they say....
TIA

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    butterflymumbutterflymum Forumite
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    Also, if you are near the border and could pop into one, some posts elsewhere are suggesting:

    "...submit the payment in the form of an An Post Postal Order which can be obtained from any Post Office in the Republic. The postal order should be made payable to Secretary General, Department of Justice
    and Equality" "You do not personally have to purchase the postal order. " 

    for NI residents, but best double check that such would indeed be accepted.
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  • BPLBPL Forumite
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    Update: Danske Bank Belfast said they could do one as long as I or someone I know has an account (my son would be OK they said). They said this would be raised from their Dublin Bank. Could anyone confirm that these have been accepted recently by the Department of Justice? If it is bounced I have to get it refunded minus charges and suffer the delay in the application process.
  • BPLBPL Forumite
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    Danske provided a cheque from my sons account and I collected it later without my son! DOJ Citizenship Dept accepted it afaik as application is delayed by CV-19
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