Citizenship


Minister Shatter reviews the Guard of Honour at the Waterford Citizenship Ceremony on 7th March 2014

A new Irish citizen who came here from Pakistan, pictured after the citizenship ceremony on 20th January, 2014

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Family of new Irish citizens after citizenship ceremony on 20th January 2014

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Family of new Irish citizen after ceremony on 27th August 2013

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New Irish citizen after ceremony on July 4th 2013

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New citizen and child after the ceremony 15th October 2012

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Group of new Irish citizens after the ceremony 15th October 2012

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New citizen with baby after the Citizenship Ceremony
15th October 2012

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New Citizens after the ceremony on 31 August 2012

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New citizens with Garda after the ceremony on 31 August 2012

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New citizen after the ceremony on 31 August 2012

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Muraine Inqulaiji Raji and wife Moriliata at the Citizenship Ceremony on 14th June 2012.

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New citizen celebrating on 14th June 2012.

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After the Citizenship Ceremony
14 June 2012

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Bisi Emmanuel, left, and his wife Yemi, with Oluwasegun Olatuyi celebrating on 14 June 2012

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New Irish citizens from Burma at the April Citizenship ceremony.CLICK TO ENLARGE
Pawsheetita and Taki, new Irish citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony in the National Convention Centre on 1st April, 2012.

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Francisca Ehiguese, a new Irish citizen at the April Citizenship Ceremony.CLICK TO ENLARGE
Francisca Ehiguese, a new Irish citizen at the Citizenship Ceremony in the Convention Centre on 1st April, 2012.

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Babalunde and Sekinat Kareem Kasali, new Irish citizens from Nigeria at the Citizenship Ceremony on 1st April, 2012.

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Family of new Irish citizens with the Taoiseach at the Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin Castle on Feb 2, 2012.CLICK TO ENLARGE
Family of new Irish citizens with the Taoiseach at the Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin Castle on Feb 2, 2012.

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New Irish citizens with Minister Shatter and Judge Bryan McMahon at the Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin Castle on 24th June 2011. CLICK TO ENLARGE
New Irish citizens with Minister Shatter and Judge Bryan McMahon at the Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin Castle on 24th June 2011.

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New Irish citizens at Dublin Castle on 24 June 2011. CLICK TO ENLARGE

New Irish citizens at Dublin Castle on 24th June 2011

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Naturalisation is a process whereby a non-Irish national can apply to become an Irish citizen. An application for a certificate of naturalisation will be considered under the provisions of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956, as amended. The granting of Irish Citizenship through naturalisation should be considered as a privilege and an honour and not an entitlement.

The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act provides that the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform may, in his absolute discretion, grant an application for a certificate of naturalisation provided certain statutory conditions are fulfilled.

You can find information on Irish Citzenship/Naturalisation including information on application processing times on the Citizenship section of the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service.



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