Irish Citizenship - Overview

Many people who were born outside Ireland, and who have never visited the country, may be Irish citizens through an ancestral connection.

We provide a systematic evaluation process that can establish if you have Irish citizenship or if you can easily obtain it. Following our assessment, we can prepare a “Status Trace” that analyses your family history and whether you can claim Irish citizenship.

Our Status Trace will state the legal basis of the claim to Irish citizenship with detailed reference to the relevant legislation.

It can also be used to support an application for a Irish passport and explains the circumstances under which Irish citizenship can be passed on to children.

Our other services include:

  • Application for official recognition of existing Irish citizenship,
  • Application for registration as an Irish citizen,
  • Application for recovery of an Irish citizenship which has been lost,
  • Review failed application for any of the above,
  • Review possibilities for passing Irish citizenship to a family member.

Who is eligible for Irish Citizenship?

In most cases you may be eligible for or already have Irish citizenship if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • If you or one of your parents or grandparents was born in Ireland,
  • If one of your parents (born outside Ireland) had Irish citizenship at the time of your birth,
  • If the birth of you or one of your parents (outside Ireland) was registered in Ireland or at an Irish consulate,
  • If your parent was born before 17 July 1956 and you have a great-grandparent born in Ireland (certain cases only)
  • If you or one of your parents or grandparents was resident or domiciled in Ireland on 6 December 1922, or employed by the Irish government at any time.

In addition, if you have Irish ancestry and you move to Ireland, you might be able to obtain Irish citizenship without having to reside the normal full length of time (up to 5 years)

The Benefits of Irish Citizenship

A person with Irish citizenship can apply for a Irish passport and is able to do the following:

  • travel without a visa to 170 countries (for more details click here),
  • live, work, or study in Ireland or the UK with no restrictions
  • live, work, or study in any EU/EEA country with no restrictions
  • get or retain citizenship of another country without losing Irish citizenship
  • bring a spouse to the UK or other EEA country under the EEU regulations

An Irish passport is considered to be in the top 10 globally superior passports along with the UK and Germany.

To find out if you qualify for Irish citizenship complete the form below and purchase an evaluation and report.

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  • Supporting multiple countries
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