The Irish citizenship can be obtained by individuals who were born from an Irish ancestor, which may be either a parent, a grandparent or a great-grandparent. Irish citizenship can be claimed by both maternal and paternal lines, no matter where or when the applicant was born.
It is also possible to apply for the Irish citizenship if one of the applicant’s parents became an Irish citizenship through adoption, naturalization or marriage prior to the applicant’s birth.
The application is made by presenting a set of documentation which proves the Irish heritage. Generally, they are vital records such as birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates pertaining to each family member who is part of the Irish lineage, including the applicant.
The application for Irish citizenship is to be made online, through a registration with the Foreign Births Registry in Ireland. However, the application must be also physically signed and mailed to the competent office. If applying in Ireland, the application needs to be sent to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Applicants who lives abroad can mail their applications to the Irish Consulate or Embassy whose jurisdiction includes their place of residence.
Under the Irish law, becoming an Irish citizen will not affect your previous citizenship in any ways.
If you are interested in applying for the Irish citizenship by descent, we are willing to assist you during all the stages of the process. We will obtain all the necessary documents you need to present and ensure they are in the right format. We are specialized in solving possible discrepancies and we will deal with any necessary translation. We will then help you completing your application submission, ensuring you a well succeeded process.
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