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Can I apply for an Irish passport if I live in Northern Ireland?

Can I apply for an Irish passport if I live in Northern Ireland?

You can apply if you live in Ireland or Northern Ireland and meet the following conditions: You are 18 or over. You must have lived in Ireland or Northern Ireland continuously for 12 months before the date of your application. You intend to live in Ireland after you have become an Irish citizen.

How can an American become an Irish citizen?

To apply for citizenship by naturalisation based on residence, you must prove that you have been resident in the State for at least 5 years (1825 or 1826 days) out of the last 9 years. This includes 1 year (365 or 366 days) of continuous residence immediately before the date you apply.

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How long do you have to live in Northern Ireland to get an Irish passport?

Since 1 January 2005, if you are born in Northern Ireland, you can claim Irish citizenship if your parent (or parents) are either British or Irish citizens, or one of them has lived on the island of Ireland for at least 3 out of the 4 years immediately before your birth.

Can I be a dual citizen of the US and Ireland?

Yes, owning two passports is legal in most countries, including Ireland & the United States. However it depends on the country. Dual citizenship has always been a dream of mine, mainly because it opens up your options.

How long do you have to live in Ireland to become a citizen?

To get citizenship (become naturalised) you must have five years of reckonable residence in the State to qualify. If you are married to an Irish citizen or are a declared refugee you can apply after three years. Adults can apply for naturalisation by completing the Form 8 available on the INIS website.

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Can you be a dual citizen of US and Ireland?

Can I live in Ireland as a US citizen?

U.S. citizens can stay in Ireland without a visa for up to three months (90 days). Some non-EU/EEA nationals (such as U.S. citizens) are exempt from Irish visa requirements. As such, they can stay in Ireland for up to 90 days without a visa.

How do I become a citizen of Northern Ireland?

A person may be an Irish citizen through birth, descent, marriage to an Irish citizen or through naturalisation. The law grants citizenship to individuals born in Northern Ireland under the same conditions as those born in the Republic of Ireland.

What citizenship do people in Northern Ireland have?

Are You an Irish citizen if born in Northern Ireland?

If you were born in Northern Ireland to an Irish or British parent, you can choose to be an Irish citizen. If your Irish or UK citizen parent died before you were born, you are an Irish citizen by birth.

How to become an Irish citizen through naturalisation?

If you wish to become an Irish citizen through naturalisation, you must: Be 18 years or older (you must be married if you are under the age of 18) or, Be a minor born in the State (from 1 January 2005) and Be of good character – the Garda Síochána (Ireland’s national police) will be asked to provide a report about your background.

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How do I become an Irish citizen if my grandparents are Irish?

If one of your grandparents was born in Ireland, but neither of your parents was born in Ireland, you may become an Irish citizen. You will need to have your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register – see below.

Can a civil partner of an Irish Citizen apply for citizenship?

Spouses or civil partners of Irish citizens can apply for Irish Citizenship in the same way that non-partner apply, but with slightly more lenient requirements. have lived lawfully in Ireland for the past year and, in the four years preceding that, have been in Ireland lawfully for at least a total of two years;

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