Cookies on the DFA website
Information on citizenship through descent (foreign birth registration), naturalisations, and reclaiming or renouncing your Irish citizenship
If you were born outside Ireland, you must meet certain criteria to claim Irish citizenship.
You can become an Irish citizen through naturalisation if you meet certain criteria.
You can reclaim your Irish citizenship by making a declaration of citizenship.
You can renounce your Irish citizenship by making a declaration of alienage.
If you're an Irish citizen, follow our step-by-step guide to applying for a passport.
Contact us with an additional query you may have.