How Gibson & Associates Can Help You
At Gibson and Associates, our team is highly experienced in dealing with immigration, visa and citizenship issues. We specialise in assisting residents of the United States of America and the UK, helping them through the Irish naturalisation process by organising and managing the entire process. This ensures all necessary bureaucracy is completed correctly and on time. We also help those with newly obtained citizenship obtain Irish passports.
How To Obtain Irish Citizenship
There are many ways that American and British nationals can obtain Irish citizenship. We’ve listed the citizenship application types that we help with below:
You have Irish Grandparents
If you have or have had an Irish-born grandparent, you may apply for Irish citizenship although the process can be slightly more complicated than the aforementioned process.
To apply for Irish citizenship this way, you need to have your birth registered in the foreign births register. After the 1st July 1986, anyone registered in the Foreign Births Entry Book is deemed to be an Irish citizen from the date their name is entered in the Register and not from the date of birth. This means that anyone born to that person before his/her date of entry in the Register is not entitled to citizenship.
You have Irish Great-Grandparents
We have obtained Irish citizenship for descendants of Irish Great-grandparents. This is achieved by demonstrating an association with Ireland, so citizenship rights can be wavered. Talk to our client care team today for more information.
You’ve lived in Ireland for an Extended Period of Time
If you have lived in Ireland for an extended period of time, you can become an Irish national by naturalisation.
In order to qualify, you much have spent 1 year continuously living in Ireland before the date of your application and have spent 4 of the previous 8 years before that living recognisably in Ireland. Altogether, you need to have spent 5 out of the last 9 years living in Ireland.
You must also be over 18 years old, intend to remain in Ireland after the naturalisation process and be of ‘good character’. The Garda Síochána will complete a background check at the point of your application and any criminal history will be taken into account when your application is received.