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Become an Irish Citizen by applying to the Minister for Justice and Equality for a certificate of naturalisation.

Citizenship Ceremony in Ireland

Latest Citizenship News

Become an Irish Citizen

Here is a useful guidance questionnaire to check if you are an Irish citizen by birth or descent.

Here is a useful guide and information to check eligibility to apply for Irish citizenship by naturalisation including application forms, fees and the application process.

Use this calculator to check if you have enough reckonable residence in Ireland to apply for Irish citizenship by naturalisation if you are a Non-EU, non-EEA or non-Swiss national.

Click here to access the various Citizenship application forms.

Attending a citizenship ceremony is the final step to complete the naturalisation process.

Citizenship Law, Policy and Guidance

Here is useful information about the Public Notice of certificates granted, Citizenship Data Privacy Notice and the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 for reference.

You must complete a declaration of Intention to Retain Irish Citizenship if you reside outside of Ireland by completing Form 5 annually.

You can voluntarily renounce (give up) your Irish citizenship. If you previously renounced your citizenship you can apply to reacquire it, but only if you were born on the island of Ireland.

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

Here is useful information if you are an Irish citizen and you want to become a citizen of another country or to become an Irish citizen and hold your citizenship of another country.

Here is useful information if you wish to make a declaration of residence to apply for an Irish passport on behalf of your child born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005.

Other Services and Information

Here is useful information about copying original documents and translations and information about public documents and their certified copies that are exempt from legalisation and the apostille formality within the EU.

If you change your address you should complete the change of address form. Verbal instructions and e-mail notification are not sufficient.

Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to Citizenship in Ireland.

Keep up to date with the latest Citizenship news and announcements.

You can contact the Citizenship team by email, telephone or post.