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Immigration Update: Ireland

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11th November, 2016

Irish Citizenship by Descent

We have received inquiries regarding the acquisition of Irish Citizenship by descent and have written a brief guide to the qualifying criteria.

  1. If either of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, you are an Irish citizen, irrespective of your place of birth (unless one of the special conditions relating to birth outside Ireland applies; these are described below) –  You may apply for an Irish passport
  2. If you were born outside Ireland to an Irish citizen who was himself or herself born in Ireland, then you are an Irish citizen –  You may apply for an Irish passport
  3. If you were born outside Ireland to an Irish citizen who was himself or herself born outside Ireland, and any of your grandparents were born in Ireland, then you are entitled to become an Irish citizen – You can do so by having your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register maintained by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. If you are entitled to register, your Irish citizenship is effective from the date of registration; however, certificates of foreign birth registration are currently taking up to 6 months to process –  Once you have this you may apply for an Irish passport.
  4. If you are of the third or subsequent generation born abroad to an Irish citizen (in other words, one of your parents is an Irish citizen but none of your parents or grandparents were born in Ireland), you may be entitled to become an Irish citizen by having your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register; this depends on whether your parent through whom you derive Irish citizenship had himself or herself become an Irish citizen by being registered in the Foreign Births Register before you were born.

If you are entitled to register, you can do so by having your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register maintained by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. If you are entitled to register, your Irish citizenship is effective from the date of registration; however, certificates of foreign birth registration are currently taking up to 6 months to process –  Once you have this you may apply for an Irish passport.

Please contact Tom or Ellis, Santa Fe Relocation Service’s Immigration & Visa Specialists, should you have any questions; we are delighted to assist:

Ellis McKechnie
Visa & Immigration Specialist, Santa Fe Relocation Services
Dublin, Ireland
T: + 353 (0) 860252117
Email: Ellis.McKechnie@SantaFeRelo.com

Tom Ryan
Visa & Immigration Specialist, Santa Fe Relocation Services
Dublin, Ireland
T: +353 86 025 2117
Email: Tom.Ryan@SantaFeRelo.com

 

 

Australian Immigration Contact Details

Ivan Chait
Immigration Services General Manager
Registered Migration Agent No. 9253612
Tel : +61 2 9262 4477
Email: ivan.chait@santaferelo.com

 

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