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Can I reclaim my citizenship?

If you have renounced your Irish citizenship, you can only reclaim it if you were born on the island of Ireland, by making a declaration of citizenship.

To renounce your Irish citizenship, you must have completed a declaration of alienage and submitted it to Immigration Service Delivery.

If your circumstances change and you want to reclaim your Irish citizenship, you can make a declaration of citizenship.

You need to:

  1. Complete a declaration of citizenship Form
  2. Get your declaration witnessed (there’s a list of acceptable witnesses on your form)
  3. Submit your form to Immigration Service