Despite the introduction of the online processing system to deal with a backlog in applications, the number of people waiting for their citizenship to be processed remains very high. Some 24,000 are currently waiting for the process to be completed, up from 23,187 in October 2020.
Does Ireland give citizenship easily?
In general it is easier to gain Irish citizenship if you are married to an Irish citizen.
How long does Irish foreign birth registration take?
Most applications are normally processed within 6 months. Complex or incomplete applications can take up to 12 months to complete. You can get current waiting times on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Applications are currently not being processed because of COVID-19.
What happens if I marry an Irish citizen?
Citizenship for spouses of Irish citizens
If you are married to, or in a civil partnership with, an Irish citizen, you can apply to become an Irish citizen by naturalisation. You can apply if you live in Ireland or Northern Ireland and meet the following conditions: You are 18 or over.
How do I know if I’m an Irish citizen?
If you were born in Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are an Irish citizen by birth. If you were born in Northern Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are entitled to claim Irish citizenship. This means that you can choose to be an Irish citizen and apply for an Irish passport if you want to.
Is it hard to get Irish citizenship?
To establish citizenship through naturalization, you need to first prove “reckonable residence”. To prove this, you must live in Ireland for at least five out of the last nine years. You can live there on and off over the years, but you must live in the country for one year prior to applying.
How much does it cost to get Irish citizenship?
The good news is the cost of getting on the FBR is relatively cheap: if you’re applying for a minor then the cost (including postage) is $180 and for an adult, it’s $325. And even better news: once you are registered with the FBR you can pass Irish citizenship on to any future children you have.
How much does it cost to register a foreign birth Ireland?
If the application is made in Dublin at the Department of Foreign Affairs, the current fee is €278 if over 18 and €153 if under. Fees outside Ireland vary from embassy to embassy, but is generally an equivalent to €278 in the local currency.
Can you hold 2 passports at the same time?
Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries. You do not need to apply for dual citizenship.
Can my child become an Irish citizen?
Irish citizenship for children
If neither you nor your child’s other parent were born in Ireland, but one of you is an Irish citizen, your child can get Irish citizenship, but you must register your child’s birth in the Foreign Birth Register.