Notice | Submission of passports

As we enter the peak holiday season, Citizenship Division is experiencing significant demand for the return of passports. Following the advice below will minimise any disruption to your travel plans.

Do not submit an application for naturalisation if:

  • You intend to travel within the next 10 weeks
  • You anticipate changing address within the next 10 weeks

 Every effort is being made to process applications promptly and your patience would be appreciated during this period of peak demand.

Check if you are entitled to Irish citizenship by birth or descent

You may be entitled to Irish citizenship based on when and where you were born, and/or your ancestry.

Apply for Irish citizenship by naturalisation

How to apply for citizenship based on residence, marriage to an Irish citizen or other conditions.

Citizenship ceremonies

Citizenship ceremonies are held periodically throughout the year.

Forms for citizenship

For adults and children, including including Form 8, 9, 10, 11 & affidavits.

Residence calculator for citizenship by naturalisation

Check if you have enough 'reckonable residence' time to apply for citizenship by naturalisation.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 14 June 2019

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