Information on citizenship through descent (foreign birth registration), naturalisation, 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 renounce your Irish citizenship by making a declaration of alienage.
You can reclaim your Irish citizenship by making a declaration of citizenship.
If you're an Irish citizen, follow our step-by-step guide to applying for a passport.
Practical information for Irish citizens seeking to adopt in the U.S., register a foreign adoption in Ireland or to trace family members involved in inter-country adoptions