Can I move to Ireland if Great-Grandparents were born in Ireland?  

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Danielle Kerner
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19/06/2017 2:41 pm  

My family and I are interested in moving to Ireland from the states. My great-grandparents were both born in Ireland on my maternal side - I have seen where if your grandparents were born there, you can reside in Ireland. Does anyone know if a case can be made if your great-grandparents were born in Ireland?


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Liam
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19/06/2017 7:44 pm  

Hi Danielle,

The most current information on citizenship through descent is available at the link below. It's possible, but it would require that your parent had registered by the time you were born.

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/irish_citizenship/irish_citizenship_through_birth_or_descent.html

Regards,

Liam


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Danielle Kerner
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19/06/2017 9:27 pm  

Thanks Liam, that is what I had read and unfortunately, that is not the case for me. My parent of Irish descent did not register before I was born 🙁

Do you know if it is possible to stay an extended amount of time, 1-2 years if not employed by Irish company, and not an Irish citizen?

 


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Liam
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20/06/2017 12:03 am  

Unfortunately for people in your situation, the answer is almost certainly no. There are working holiday visas, but are typically for people in their early 20's.

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/working-holiday-visas/

 

Without qualifying for some sort of employment permit, or having a job transfer, it is pretty difficult. I'd recommend reading the information here  http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/moving_country/moving_to_ireland/

Wishing you the very best,

Liam


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Danielle Kerner
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20/06/2017 2:34 pm  

Thank you again Liam, very helpful information!


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