You may be entitled to Irish citizenship

Your answers indicate that you may be entitled to Irish citizenship. This is because you were born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005 and one of your parents had been legally resident on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) for 3-out-of-4 years immediately before your birth.

Apply for a passport

If your parent was a non-EU/EEA & non-Swiss citizen legally resident on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland)

Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to apply for a passport.

If your parent was an EU/EEA or Swiss citizen legally resident on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland)

Your parent must make a declaration that they were legally resident on the island of Ireland (including Northern Ireland) for 3-out-of-4 years immediately before you were born.

To make the declaration, they must download and complete Form A.

To apply for your passport, send the completed declaration and your passport application to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for processing. (Do not send to INIS Citizenship Division.)

Document icon FORM A
Declaration of residence (PDF 59KB)

Dual citizenship

Under Irish law, you are not required to give up citizenship of another country to become an Irish citizen.

However, some countries do not allow dual citizenship, or place restrictions on it. You should check with the embassies of all countries where you already hold citizenship before applying in Ireland.

 

 

Note: This tool is for guidance only. Read the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts to check your entitlement to citizenship.

 

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Updated: 20 December 2016

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