Many of our clients seek to naturalise as either British or Irish citizens and come to us for advice, guidance and support through what can often be a complex and difficult application to make.
Our immigration team has experience in working with both the Home Office (UK) and the Department of Justice & Equality (Ireland) concerning applications for citizenship. We provide expert assistance to clients who are considering making a citizenship application through either the Irish or British system – of course many applicants residing in Northern Ireland will be able to avail of either option!
There are a number of routes to British or Irish citizenship based on residency, marriage or association. Both systems operate somewhat differently when it comes to assessment criteria and various tests that must be met. For naturalisation as a British citizen, you must have sufficient knowledge about life in the UK and you must be able to communicate in English to a high standard.