How do I get my Irish Citizenship?
You are Already an Irish Citizen
- You or your parent were born on the island of Ireland before 2005, you simply need to claim .
- Your application will include an Irish passport without making an application for citizenship.
You Have a Right to Nationality
If you, or your parent, were born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005, but that depends on:
- the parents’ citizenship at the time of the birth
- the residency history of one of the parents before the birth
Nationality via Grandparent
You can become an Irish citizen through Foreign Birth Registration if your grandparent was a Citizen at the time of your birth.
Once a person is entered onto the Foreign Births Register they are an Irish citizen and entitled to apply for an Irish passport.
Your Path to an Irish Passport
- IF PARENT(s) were born on the ISLAND of IRELAND (Northern Ireland included), then this is Stage 1 to Passport “claiming nationality and Passport in 4-6 months”, Stage 3 ID card. THERE IS NO STAGE 2.
- IF GRANDPARENT(s) were born on the island of Ireland then it’s Stage 1 submission of application for Foreign Birth Registration, Stage 2 Passport and Stage 3 ID card.
- EXCEPTIONAL CASES assessed by us, but must have had a great-grandparent on the soil on 9 December 1922
For more information or to discuss your personal circumstances, please contact me.