Dual Irish-American citizenship?

I've heard that Americans of Irish descent may obtain dual Irish-American citizenship up to the 3rd generation if you apply through the Irish embassy. Does anyone know if that's true?

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  • HJW
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    dual citizenship for Ireland is allowed for US and Ireland

    Irish Naturalization Service ~

    If you are the child or grandchild of an Irish citizen you are entitled to become an Irish citizen yourself. We can assist you in tracing the legal documents necessary for Irish Naturalization / Irish Passport Application Purposes. Irish Law allows you to hold Dual Citizenship, so you do not have to relinquish your own citizenship.

    Free Assessment.

    If you are unsure whether you qualify for Irish Citizenship by Descent, e-mail us details of your Irish ancestry and we will assess your claim. Contact us at irishcitizen@eircom.net

    If you are eligible for Irish Citizenship by Descent we offer the following options to help you process your claim with the Irish government.

    Option I: Document Research & Retrieval Option

    We can undertake an extensive search for all documents needed from the Irish side to apply for Naturalization/Passport. This includes researching the relevant documents (birth and marriage certificates etc) and sending the certified, official copies to you as quickly as possible.

    These include the Civil records - Births, Marriages - if your ancestor was born in Ireland after 1864, when civil records began. If your ancestor was born prior to 1864 we can do a search for a baptism record in the parish records.

    Civil Records search and 2 official copies costs $260.

    Parish Records search and 2 copies costs $290

    In order to begin this process you can contact us at irishcitizen@eircom.net

    Option II: Research and Consultancy Option

    This option includes all of the above - i.e research on and provision of the certified Irish records needed to apply for Irish citizenship/passport as well as advice on the application process. For reason known only to itself the Irish government has made this quite a complicated process.

    We source Irish documents and either source application forms or inform you where to get them. We also offer advice on what documents you need to source, for the application, in your own country.


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    Anyone born outside Ireland, whose father or mother is an Irish citizen not born in Ireland or who has at least one Irish born grandparent, may be able to register as an Irish citizen by having his or her birth entered in the Irish Register of Foreign Births at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin or at the nearest Irish diplomatic or consular mission. Please see Irish Citizenship by Descent (FBR).

    The spouse of an Irish citizen may obtain Irish citizenship by making a declaration of acceptance of Irish citizenship. The declaration may be made not earlier than three years after the marriage to the Irish spouse or attainment of citizenship by the spouse.

    in the US :


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  • murnip
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    Try the below links and see if this helps you any.

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  • CCC
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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  • 3 years ago

    you are the companion or civil companion of an Irish citizen who's utilizing for Irish citizenship, you're able to be able to desire to fulfill here circumstances: •you're able to be able to desire to be married to or in a known civil partnership* with the Irish citizen for a minimum of three years •you're able to be able to desire to have had a era of one million twelve months's non-end reckonable place of abode - see under - interior the island of eire on the instant earlier the date of your application •you're able to be able to desire to have been living on the island of eire for a minimum of two of the 4 years earlier that twelve months of non-end place of abode •Your marriage or civil partnership could desire to be referred to as valid under Irish regulation •You and your companion or civil companion could desire to be living together as husband and spouse or civil companions •you're able to be able to desire to be of complete age, solid character and intend to proceed to stay on the island of eire •you're able to be able to desire to have made a press release of constancy to the country and loyalty to the State.

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