Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935

Certificate of naturalisation of alien hereafter married to a citizen.


(a) one of the parties to a marriage solemnised (whether in or outside Saorstát Eireann) on or after the date of the passing of this Act is, immediately before such marriage, a citizen of Saorstát Eireann and the other of such parties is, immediately before such marriage, not a citizen of Saorstát Eireann, and

(b) such parties intend permanently to have their ordinary residence in Saorstát Eireann, and

(c) the party to such marriage who, immediately before such marriage, was not a citizen of Saorstát Eireann duly applies under this Act for a certificate of naturalisation and lodges with the Minister with the application for such certificate a declaration in the prescribed form electing to take citizenship of Saorstát Eireann as his or her post-nuptial citizenship, and proves in the prescribed form and manner to the satisfaction of the Minister that he or she has ceased or will, upon the acquisition of citizenship of Saorstát Eireann, cease to be a citizen of any other country,

the provisions of this Act in relation to residence in Saorstát Eireann before the application as a condition precedent to the issue of a certificate of naturalisation shall, in respect of the said party so applying for such certificate, be subject to the following modifications, that is to say, if the said party is a man the said condition in relation to residence shall be that such party shall have been ordinarily resident in Saorstát Eireann for a period of two years ending on the date of such application, and if such party is a woman the Minister shall dispense with compliance by such party with the said condition in relation to residence.