Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935

Application for certificate of naturalisation.

3.—(1) Any person who is not a citizen of Saorstát Eireann may apply to the Minister in the prescribed form and manner for a certificate of naturalisation.

(2) Every person who applies under this section for a certificate of naturalisation shall furnish to the Minister, in his form of application or otherwise, all such information as the Minister shall, in such form or otherwise, require for the due consideration of such application, and shall, if and when required by the Minister so to do, verify all or any of such information by the statutory declaration of some person (whether the applicant or another person) having knowledge of the facts.

(3) If any person fails to furnish any information or any verification which he is required by the Minister under this section to furnish, the Minister may, on the ground of such failure and without prejudice to any other power of refusal conferred by this Act, refuse the application in relation to which such information or verification was so required.

(4) If any person, for the purposes of or in relation to an application under this section, gives or makes to the Minister any statement or information which is to his knowledge false or misleading in any material respect, such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.