With so much focus on British nationality and ancestry rights, it seems that Irish ancestry has stayed under the radar. But our research shows there are many people who aren’t aware that they may qualify for Irish citizenship through their grandparents.
If you have a grandparent who was either born in Ireland or was an Irish citizen at the time of their birth, you could qualify for Irish nationality and get your hands on the passport that goes along with it.
The first step is to ascertain whether any of your grandparents were born in Ireland, or if they are, or were, an Irish citizen. If the answer is yes, there’s a good chance you’re eligible.
Of course, it doesn’t happen automatically – you will need to go through an application and approval process. Because ancestry laws are so complicated, you are going to need professional assistance to ensure a smooth and stress-free process.
1st Contact is now conducting foreign birth registrations for Irish citizenship.
You would need to demonstrate that your grandparent was born in Ireland and provide evidence to prove this. We can help you track down documentation, if you struggle to find what you need.
If you think there’s a chance you could be entitled to claim Irish citizenship, visit 1st Contact Visas to do a quick online assessment. If you prefer a human touch, call 0808 141 1664 (UK), 0800 003 163 (South Africa), or 1800 039 300 (Australia) to find out how we can help you apply for Irish citizenship.
1st Contact Visas are the immigration experts, and always aim to take the stress and confusion out of immigration matters. Better still, we operate on a “no visa, no fee” basis, so if you don’t get your visa, it won’t cost anything.