The below information has been copied from the Citizenship Section of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs. We hope to have Portuguese and Spanish versions on our website soon. If you have any questions, you should contact your relevant Irish Embassy.
#1. Latin Americans born in Ireland
Born before 1 January 2005
If you were born on the island of Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are entitled to be an Irish citizen.
Born after 1 January 2005
If you were born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005, your right to Irish citizenship depends on:
- Your parents’ citizenship at the time of your birth
- The residency history of one of your parents before your birth
#2. Latin Americans born outside Ireland
Citizenship by Descent
You are automatically an Irish citizen if one of your parents was an Irish citizen who was born in Ireland. You can also become an Irish citizen if one of your grandparents was born in Ireland.
Am I eligible for Irish Citizenship?
|If you are:
|then you are:
|born in the island of Ireland to an Irish Citizen or to a non-Irish national who satisfied certain conditions at the time of your birth
|an Irish citizen or entitled to Irish citizenship.
|a child of A, born outside the island of Ireland
|an Irish citizen.
|a child of B and a grandchild of A, born outside the island of Ireland
|entitled to Irish citizenship, but you must first register in the Foreign Births Register.
|a child of C and a great-grandchild of A, born outside the island of Ireland
|entitled to Irish citizenship, by having your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register, but only if your parent C had registered by the time of your birth
If you are Latin American and have lived in Ireland for a number of years, you may also be eligible for citizenship.