Citizenship by Descent

Nearly 30 million Americans are eligible for Irish citizenship by ancestry.

Anyone with an Irish ancestor going back as far as great-grandparents is eligible.

There are three distinct routes to Irish citizenship by descent. Depending on the case, the process can take one month, 12 to 18 months or 5 to 6 years.

Capital City


Visa free countries


Total area

84,421 km²


English, Irish Gaelic


Euro €



Time Zone



Visa-free travel to 185 countries once citizenship is granted

Investment options from €1 million

European Citizenship awarded after 5 years

Low residency requirement – 1 visit per year

Application Process


Consult with Global RCG


Prepare your documents


Submit the application


Receive your residency

Ireland Citizenship by Descent
Application Process

The process for Irish citizenship by ancestry via the Foreign Birth Registration takes approximately 12 to 18 months. Those that petition the Minister after three years of residency should expect roughly 30 months before a decision is made and citizenship is awarded.

Investment Requirements

Other requirements:

Week 1
Week 1
Verify eligibility
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Start client onboarding process with Global RCG
Week 2
Week 3
Week 3
Global RCG helps you gather the required documents with the help of our genealogist.
Week 3
Week 8
Week 8
Application for citizenship is filed. Depending on your case, the process can take 1 month if it's via the consulate route, 12 to 18 months for the Foreign Registry route, and 5 to 6 years via the residency route
Week 8

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries


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