IRISH CITIZENSHIP

Irish citizenship is based upon the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1956.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Child born within the territory of Ireland, regarding to the citizenship of the parents. If parents are foreigners different rules apply. See here for further info.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
Child born abroad, whose father or mother or grandparent was an Irish citizen by birth.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP MARRIAGE:
Foreigner who marries an Irish citizen can apply for Irish citizenship after three years of marriage.

IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION: Irish citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following condition: Person has resided in Ireland for a cumulative period of four years out of eight. The last year of residence before application for citizenship must be continual.

DUAL IRISH CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED.
LOSS OF IRISH CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Irish citizenship is permitted by law. Letters of renunciation should be sent to the Department of Justice in Dublin. Contact the Embassy for details and required paperwork.
INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of naturalized citizenship: citizenship was obtained through fraud or false statement.

Irish citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Irish citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Irish immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Irish citizenship.

2 Thoughts on “IRISH CITIZENSHIP

  1. IRISH CITIZENSHIP MARRIAGE:
    Foreigner who marries an Irish citizen can apply for Irish citizenship after three years of marriage.

    That actually was only true until late 2005. I believe now their are residency requirements. Check with your Irish Counsel.

  2. If my great grandparents were Irish by birth, can I still apply for Irish citizen by descent ?

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