Revocation of Irish citizenship

If you obtained your citizenship by naturalisation, there are some circumstances in which it can be revoked (taken back from you).

How revocation happens

You will be contacted by the Minister for Justice and Equality if your citizenship is to be revoked. Irish citizenship can only be revoked in you obtained it by naturalisation.

Citizenship may be revoked if:

If your citizenship is to be revoked, you may apply for an inquiry into the reasons why.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 20 December 2016

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