Irish citizenship: features and new laws

Applicants born of Irish descent or who have previously lost this status can become an Irish citizen. Immigrants who have fulfilled the residency requirement (period of permanent residence) also have the right to request a local passport.

To acquire Irish citizenship, you must prove that you have no criminal record, take an oath and prove your intention to reside in the country.

The state’s migration policy is constantly being adjusted. The main provisions for acquiring status and the changes associated with them are specified in the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act. Holders of a local ID card have all the rights of citizens of a country with a high level of economic development and one of the lowest debt ratios in Europe.

Obtaining Irish citizenship in stages takes at least 10 years. As an alternative, immigrants should consider the programs of other EU countries, the status of which will provide a similar set of rights and freedoms.