Irish citizenship opens the doors to a life in Ireland and the opportunity to travel and work freely throughout the 27 countries in the European Union.
To become an Irish citizen, there are certain rules:
- You need to be at least 18 years old (or married if you’re under 18) or, you’re a minor born in Republic of Ireland (from 1 January 2005)
- You’re of good character (criminal records and on-going proceedings will be taken into consideration)
- You have lived in Ireland for a year before the date of your application, and lived in the State for at least four years out of the last eight preceding.
- Altogether, you have lived total of five years* residence of the last nine.
- You intend to continue to live in Ireland after naturalisation
- You’ll make a declaration of fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the State, observing the laws of the State and respecting its democratic values
You may also be eligible:
- If you’re of Irish descent or if you’re a parent or guardian applying on behalf of a minor child who is
- If you were born in Ireland
- If you’re a naturalized parent applying on behalf of a child
- If you’re the spouse or civil partner of an Irish citizen or naturalized person
- If you’ve been a resident abroad in the public service
- If you’re recognised as a refugee or a stateless person
At Gibson & Associates, we have a team of friendly and specialised solicitors who can help you work out if you’re eligible for Irish citizenship. If you are, we’ll manage the entire application process, making sure it’s quick and hassle free. If Irish citizenship isn’t an option for you right now, we’ll work with you to explore alternative ways to help you stay in Ireland.
You and your circumstances are unique – your solicitor should be too. Get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today, and we’ll get back to you within 3 hours or less.