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Is it possible to obtain Irish citizenship through marriage?

If you are not an Irish citizen by birth you can become a naturalised Irish citizen through marriage.

In Ireland, the option of becoming a naturalised citizen through marriage to an Irish citizen is available to individuals who meet specific eligibility criteria.

Spouses and civil partners of Irish nationals are eligible for naturalisation through marriage, but they must have been married for a certain period, have been living in Ireland for at least three years, and have at least three years of reckonable residence in Ireland.

To apply for citizenship through marriage or civil partnership, you must also demonstrate good character and other criteria must be followed by the applicant:

  • •Be at least 18 years old.
  • •Be married or in a civil partnership with an Irish citizen for at least 3 years.
  • •Have resided in the State for at least three year out of the last five years before you apply.
  • •Declare the intention to continue residing in Ireland after becoming an Irish citizen.
  • •Swear fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the Irish state.

You must fill out a specific form and submit supporting documents to ISD along with the required fees.

The process involves submitting an online application to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service. Each case is assessed on its own merits, and the specific requirements and procedures may be subject to change.

If you have concerns about immigration matters in general, contact our experienced immigration team at 018735012 or

Author Bio

Elaine O'Sullivan

Elaine O’Sullivan, Partner, can assist you in all areas of Irish Immigration law, Judicial Review and Surrogacy. Contact Elaine if you would like assistance with any of these matters. or +353 (0) 1 873 5012

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