Irish Citizenship, Naturalisation and long term residency applications
- Applications for Irish citizenship based on residence for non-EEA nationals who have been legally resident in Ireland for at least 5 years out of the last 9 years, including 1 year of continuous residence immediately before the application date.
- Applications for Irish citizenship based on residence for EU/EEA nationals and Swiss nationals
- Applications for Irish citizenship for persons who have been living together and married or in a civil partnership with an Irish citizen for 3 years or more and have resided in Ireland for at least 3 years out of the previous 5 years, including 1 year of continuous residence immediately before the application date.
- Applications for citizenship for children under 18 made by a parent,legal guardian or a person acting on the child’s behalf ‘in loco parentis’ on the basis that one of the parent’s has become an Irish citizen through naturalisation or the child is of Irish descent or Irish associations or the child has accumulated five years of reckonable residency in Ireland
- Applications for citizenship for dependent young non EEA national adults aged 18-23 who are dependent on their parents for accommodation and general living expenses and are currently attending secondary school or a third level education institution
- Advice in relation to dual citizenship – Irish law permits dual citizenship
- Applications for Irish citizenship based on birth or descent depend on when and where you were born, your parents or your grandparents/great-grandparents were born – or for how long your parents lived in Ireland before your birth – if your parents or grandparents or great-grandparents were born on the island of Ireland including Northern Ireland you may be eligible to apply for Irish citizenship by descent
- Applications for citizenship, even if a person does not satisfy the conditions for citizenship, for persons who:
- Are of Irish descent or have Irish associations, or
- Have been resident abroad in the Irish public service, or
- Have been declared to be a refugee or stateless
‘Irish association’ means being related by blood, affinity or adoption to an Irish citizen, including deceased citizens.
- Applications for Foreign Birth Registration– If a person satisfies the conditions and is eligible, he or she can apply to register the birth on the Foreign Births Register.
- If a person is born outside of Ireland and he or she is automatically an Irish citizen if one of the parents was an Irish citizen who was born in Ireland.
- A person can become an Irish citizen if one of his or her grandparents were born in Ireland, or a person can become an Irish citizen if one of his or her parents was an Irish citizen at the time of birth, but was not born in Ireland.