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Contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for all questions about citizenship based on a connection to an Irish relative if you were born outside Ireland.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages the Foreign Births Register and will determine if you are entitled to be an Irish citizen based on birth or descent. Click here for more information.

If the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade indicate that you are not entitled to be an Irish citizen based on birth or descent, then you may be eligible to apply for Irish citizenship by naturalisation.

Read the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts to check your entitlement to citizenship.

Click here to view the guide

Citizenship Eligibility Guide

This is a useful guide to help you quickly check if you are eligible for Irish Citizenship by birth or descent. Alternatively, you can complete the guidance questionnaire below.

This is a useful guide to help you quickly check if you are eligible for Irish Citizenship by birth or descent. Alternatively, you can complete the guidance questionnaire below.

Click here to view the guide

Complete this guidance questionnaire to check if you are an Irish citizen by birth or descent

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