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Irish Citizenship

  • 31-01-2023 2:43am
    Registered Users Posts: 2

    Hi all,

    I have applied for the Irish citizenship in May 2022 and received a confirmation receipt of the the application in December 22. I haven’t received any further communication in that regard.

    has anyone applied in and around May 22 and advice if I have to follow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭mct1

    According to a Dail reply from the Minister of Justice last November the current processing time is 19 months. From the table shown it looks like they're still catching up after Covid so it may speed up this year.

    Husband went through that in 2016 so hoping all goes well for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    Hi Op.

    Talk us through your journey and what processes you have gone through to this point. Do you have any family or other relations who are currently Irish. Are you a resident here? Hiow did you arrive here? That kind of thing.

    I suppose the reason I am asking it that being a citizen I have never needed to go through such a process. I am aware that their exist different requirements based on a range of factors.

    What systems and process does the state currently offer new residents? Do you think they could be improved?

    Why do you want to become a citizen here?

    A number of people I know who arrived from dramatically different backgrounds have noted how full of entitlement citizens in Ireland are? They constantly look for hand-outs and expect their lives to be delivered to them on a plate, even after receiving free housing, health and education their entire lives. They found the attitude of many Irish persons to be beyond reproach when it comes to their silent misgivings and notions of abject begrudgery.

    What has been your experience?

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,409 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    There is a wealth of information out there for you go read up on it if you feel inclined then come back and discuss the topic or else just stop trolling.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,031 ✭✭✭✭Marcusm

    AWSdeveloper, you’ll find a lot more traffic on this topic over on

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭dennyk

    I applied in early February 2021 and got accepted in late May 2022, just in time to squeeze into the June 2022 citizenship ceremony. I'd anticipate that your application will likely take over a year at the minimum, and that's if they don't need to ask you to resubmit any documentation that was incorrect or missing, and there's nothing else unusual about your application that might cause further delays.

    There also won't be any further communication about the progress of your application unless they do need more information or documentation from you, or until you finally receive the letter with the Minister's decision. Don't let the silence worry you; that's just business as usual, and it doesn't indicate anything is wrong. With any luck, you should be approved in time for this December's ceremony and will be able to ring in the new year in 2024 as an Irish citizen! :)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 awsdeveloper

    Thanks All, from 2022 onwards there is a eVetting, This is already Mid-Feb and I haven't received the eVetting also. I am not yet notified if any documents are missing or not. It will be a year in sometime.

    Anyone who applied in 2022 March ? could anyone share some experiences ...

  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭xyz13

    What a shame they didn't include IELTS certification (6.5 min) as part of the process... Never mind basic knowledge of Irish history.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,409 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    I have always wondered why people feel the need to troll?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,797 ✭✭✭Tow

    Having witnessed the old system where everyone, one at a time had to take their oath in front of a Judge. The majority had good English, a good few already sounded 100% Irish. However, some had zero English and required translators.