At a time when the United Kingdom have gained their independence from Europe many UK residents have found that they would like to remain a European Citizen.
Did you know that proving you are descended from someone born on the Island of Ireland means you can apply to be an Irish Citizen, once you have citizenship you are automatically a member of Europe and a European citizen.
Do you know if you are already an Irish Citizen?
If you or one of your parent’s were born on the island of Ireland before 2005, you are already an Irish citizen. With the correct documents to verify who you are you can apply for an Irish passport without making an application for citizenship.
If you, or your parent, were born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005, your right to Irish citizenship depends on your parents’ citizenship at the time of your birth and the residency history of your parent before the birth. This is due to a change in the legislation dealing with Irish nationality and citizenship.
Was your parent an Irish citizen who wasn’t born on the island of Ireland?
If your parent was an Irish citizen not born on the Island of Ireland you can apply for Irish citizenship through the Foreign Birth Register. Once a person is entered onto the Foreign Births Register they are an Irish citizen and entitled to apply for an Irish passport.
Were your grandparent born on the island of Ireland?
If one your grandparents were born on the island of Ireland then you are entitled to apply for Irish citizenship by decent. Our researcher Shirley can assist you in obtaining the documentation needed to prove that your grandparent and you are connected, this documentation is crucial for proving your linage.
Once the documentation is located you can then apply to become an Irish citizen through Foreign Birth Registration. Once a person is entered onto the Foreign Births Register they are an Irish and European citizen and entitled to apply for an Irish passport.
We at Gengenie Research can assist you in proving your connection to you Irish Ancestor and which will enable you to apply for Irish citizenship and obtaining an Irish passport, so why not get in touch today!