Citizenship

 

Notice 1 | Updated Statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality on the recent judgment in the High Court citizenship case

11 September 2019

I want to assure people that we are doing everything possible to put in place a solution on an urgent basis. I have taken expert legal advice and I intend to introduce legislation to address the issue that has arisen in the recent High Court citizenship judgment on the law governing applications for citizenship.

At the end of July, I obtained Cabinet approval for a proposed Bill and intensive work is taking place in my Department where officials are working with the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office to finalise a draft Bill.

I intend to introduce the Bill in the Oireachtas as soon as the Houses of the Oireachtas return to session. I know that colleagues of all parties are concerned with the difficulty that has arisen and I am hopeful that the Oireachtas will give the Bill early and positive consideration.

As soon as the Bill becomes law, my officials will make all necessary arrangements for the next Citizenship Ceremony. Invitations will issue at least four weeks in advance of the ceremony to ensure everyone has adequate notice.

 

Notice 2 | Submission of passports

If your passport is not returned by Citizenship Division within 10 working day please contact the Citizenship Office immediately.

 

Notice 3 | Public Services Card (PSC)

The Dept. of Justice and Equality is considering the Data Protection Commission report of the 15th of August, any changes to processes or approach surrounding PSC can only be determined once that consideration is complete.

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.

 

Contact

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Updated:11 September 2019