Update from INIS about Citizenship Application Ruling

31 July 2019

If you're concerned about the recent High Court ruling on citizenship application requirements (which found that those who are applying for citizenship must maintain one continuous year of residence in Ireland the 12 months before submitting their citizenship application), there has been an updated statement from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) in relation to the ruling.

Some key points:

  • An appeal date has been sent for the matter to be heard by the Court of Appeal.
  • If you are planning to apply for citizenship, INIS's advice is to continue to collect all the necessary proofs that support your application and to submit a comprehensive application form. Once a solution is in place, if any additional information is required, you will be contacted as part of the processing of your application.
  • INIS does not believe the ruling has consequences for anyone who has already obtained citizenship under the Act (the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956).
  • It is intended that the Citizenship Ceremony scheduled to take place at the end of September will still go ahead.

You can read the full statement here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/updates-announcements

INIS will continue to post updates to that page as they happen.

If you need any support with your application, you may also wish to contact our Citizenship Application Support Service (which has offices in Dublin and Cork). Details here: https://www.newcommunities.ie/services2/cass.html

You can also read an official statement from NCP on the High Court ruling by clicking this sentence