Residency and citizenship

Bringing your non-EEA de facto partner home to Ireland
A step-by-step guide to the immigration process for your non-EEA de facto partner. Outlines the process for bringing your de facto partner who is not from the EEA, the EU or Switzerland, home to Ireland to live and work.

Irish citizenship and passports for children born abroad
Outlines the rules about Irish citizenship for children who were born abroad and have an Irish parent. It also covers the documents you need when applying for an Irish passport for children born abroad.

What does it mean to be an Irish citizen?
Irish citizens are formal members of the Irish community living in Ireland and living abroad. What is Irish citizenship and what is your right to Irish citizenship?
This document is in: Irish citizenship

Your child's first Irish passport
A simple guide for parents and guardians who are applying for their child's first Irish passport. This document explains guardian's consent, what documents to send with your application, and provides guidance on the new Passport Online service.
This document is in: Passports

Irish citizenship through birth or descent
You are not automatically an Irish citizen if you were born on the island of Ireland. You may be entitled to Irish citizenship if your parent(s) or grandparents were Irish. You may be entitled to Irish citizenship if you were born outside of Ireland, but you may need to register your birth.
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How to apply for your first Irish passport as an adult
A guide to making your first passport application if you are age 18 or over
This document is in: Passports

Bringing your non-EEA spouse or non-EEA civil partner home to Ireland
A step-by-step guide to the immigration process for your non-EEA non-EEA spouse or civil partner. Outlines the process for bringing your spouse or civil partner who is not from the EEA, the EU or Switzerland, home to Ireland to live and work.