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Changes to Irish Citizenship Forms

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Since 10th November 2011 there are new application forms for Irish citizenship.

  • Form 8 (adult application form) has been changed. If you are applying for Irish citizenship you must use the new form (Version 4 - November 2011). If you use the old application form your application will be returned to you and you will have to complete the new application form.
  • There is also a Statutory Processing Fee of €175 for every application for Irish naturalisation. Click here for further information on the introduction of the Statutory Fee.
  • Form 8A has been replaced by Form 11 - this form should be completed by a parent or guardian on behalf of their minor child born in the State. You should complete this form to apply for naturalisation as an Irish citizen for your child. You must have 5 years reckonable residence since the birth of your child (your child should be at least 5 years of age when you make this application). This is an e-form and must be completed electronically.

For further information on applying for Irish citizenship and to download the application forms go to:

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