Dual Citizenship

Asked 9 months ago - Des Plaines, IL

I'm eligible for dual citizenship in the Republic of Ireland. Will my US Citizenship be affected by applying for dual citizenship when I'm a US person to begin with? It's not something that I need to do, but I have an appreciation for my heritage and would be interested (along with siblings) in pursuing this if it's not an issue.

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  1. Julia Sverdloff

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    Answered . Not an issue

    This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not meant to be relied upon as legal advice.
  2. Diana Marie Santos

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    Answered . Dual citizenship with Ireland is permitted. It would only impact you if you are looking for federal jobs - it poses a security clearance issue. Otherwise, go for it.

  3. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . No it will not be affected. You can be a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  4. Gunda Johanna Brost

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    Answered . Hi there. I am not an expert in Irish immigration law but I found a website for U.S. citizens interested in applying for Irish citizenship that you may find helpful: http://www.aohnewport.org/citizenship.htm. You could also contact the nearest Irish consulate (I'm guessing for you that would be in Chicago - a list of Irish consulates in the US is at the bottom of the link I provided), an Irish immigration attorney and/or a US immigration attorney with special knowledge of Irish immigration laws (via avvo or AILA search). Good luck!

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  5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . No, the position of the U.S. Government is as follows: it does not encourage any U.S. Citizen to assume a citizenship of another country, yet, it DOES NOT PROHIBIT such USC from having a dual citizenship elsewhere. Proceed as planned.

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