Updated to 21 July 2022 (Act No. 10 of 2022 and S.I. No. 301 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 17 July 1956 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in collectively cited Irish Citizenship and Nationality Acts 23/1986, s. 9(2)
Fees prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 13
S, 2 constr. of cert. refs to “father”, “mother”, “parent” 26/1987, ss. 1(2)(a), 5
S. 2 amended 15/2001, ss. 2(a) (b) (c), 9(3) (4)
S. 2(1) amended 23/2011, s. 33(a)
  38/2004, ss. 2(a), 16(3)
S. 2(1A) inserted 38/2004, ss. 2(b), 16(3)
S. 2(2) inserted 15/2001, ss. 2(d), 9(3)
S. 3(1) Transfer of certain functions under and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 6 substituted 15/2001, ss. 3(1), 9(3)
S. 6 declaration procedure prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 15
  S.I. No. 196 of 2002, reg. 6
S. 6(1) substituted 38/2004, ss. 3(a), 16(3)
S. 6(2) (a) substituted 38/2004, ss. 3(b), 16(3)
S. 6(4) deleted 38/2004, ss. 3(c), 16(3)
S. 6(4)(a) form prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 3 & schedule
  S.I. No. 196 of 2002, reg. 3 & schedule
S. 6(4)(b) form prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 4 & schedule
  S.I. No. 196 of 2002, reg. 4 & schedule
S. 6(5) form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 4 & schedule
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 5 & schedule
  S.I. No. 196 of 2002, reg. 5 & schedule
S. 6(5) procedure prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 14
S. 6(6) inserted 38/2004, ss. 3(d), 16(3)
S. 6(6)(b) amended 33/2017, S. 9(a)
S. 6A inserted 38/2004, ss. 4, 16(3)
S. 6A(2)(e)(ii) amended 33/2017, S. 9(b)
S. 6B inserted 38/2004, ss. 4, 16(3)
S. 6B declaration procedure prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 6
S. 6B(2) form prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 3 & schedule, pt. 1
S. 6B(3)(a) form prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 4 & schedule, pt. 2
S. 7 substituted 15/2001, ss. 3(1), 9(3)
S. 7(2), proviso added 23/1986, s. 2
S. 7(3A) inserted 33/2017, S. 9(c)
S. 8 declaration procedure prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 15
S. 8 substituted 23/1986, s. 3
S. 8, repealed with transitional provision 15/2001, ss. 4(1) (2), 9(4)
S. 8(1) form prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 6 & schedule
S. 9 repealed 38/2004, ss. 5, 16(3)
S. 10 substituted 38/2004, ss. 6, 16(3)
S. 11(1) amended 21/2010, ss. 2, 175(d)
S. 13 amended 38/2004, ss. 7, 16(3)
S. 13(2) repealed 15/2001, ss. 3(2), 9(4)
S. 14 amended 15/2001, ss. 8(a), 9(4)
S. 15 substituted 23/1986, s. 4
S. 15 forms prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 5, 6 & schedule, forms 2, 3
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 9 & schedule
S. 15(1)(a), para. substituted 38/2004, ss. 8(a), 16(3)
S. 15(1)(e) substituted 23/2011, s. 33(b)(i)
S. 15(1)(e) form of declaration prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 9 & schedule, forms 6, 7
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 7 & schedule
  S.I. No. 93 of 1997, ord. 94, rl. 3
S. 15(3) inserted 38/2004, ss. 8(b), 16(3)
S. 15(4) inserted 23/2011, s. 33(b)(ii)
S. 15A inserted 15/2001, ss. 5, 9(4)
S. 15A substituted 23/2011, s. 33(c)
S. 15A form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 5 & schedule, form 2
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 9 & schedule
S. 15A(i) form prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 7 & schedule
S. 15A(1)(h) forms prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 9 & schedule, forms 6, 7
S. 15A(3) inserted 38/2004, ss. 9, 16(3)
S. 15A(4) inserted 38/2004, ss. 9, 16(3)
S. 16 substituted 23/1986, s. 5
S. 16 form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 5, 6 & schedule, forms 2, 3
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 9, 10 & schedule
S. 16(d) (e), paras. deleted. 15/2001, ss. 8(b), 9(4)
S. 16(2), inserted 38/2004, ss. 10, 16(3)
S. 16(2)(a) amended 23/2011, s. 33(d)(i)
S. 16(2)(b) amended 23/2011, s. 33(d)(ii)
S. 16A inserted 15/2001, ss. 6, 9(4)
S. 16A(1) substituted 38/2004, ss. 11, 16(3)
S. 16A(1)(b)(i) (ii) amended 1/2004, s. 16 (1)
S. 16A(4) inserted 33/2017, S. 9(d)
S. 17 substituted 23/2011, s. 33(e)
S. 17 forms prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 10 & schedule, forms 8, 9, 10, 11
S. 17(1) forms prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 8 & schedule
S. 17(2) deleted 38/2004, ss. 12, 16(3)
S. 17(2) substituted 23/1986, s. 6
S. 18(2) form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 7 & schedule, form 4
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 11 & schedule
S. 19 declaration procedure prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 15
S. 19(1)(c) amended 15/2001, ss. 8(c), 9(4)
S. 19(1)(c) persons empowered to make a declaration specified S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 14
S. 19(1)(c) form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 8 & schedule, form 5
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 12 & schedule
S. 19(1)(e) amended 23/2011, s. 33(f)
S. 19(2) form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 11 & schedule, form 12
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 13 & schedule
S. 20 substituted 23/2011, s. 33(g)
S. 21 declaration procedure prescribed S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 15
S. 21(1) substituted 23/1986, s. 7
S. 21(1) persons empowered to make a declaration specified S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 14
S. 21(1) form prescribed S.I. No. 569 of 2011, regs. 1(2), 12 & schedule, form 13
  S.I. No. 567 of 2002, regs. 1(2), 14 & schedule
S. 22 substituted 23/2011, s. 33(h)
S. 23 substituted 23/2011, s. 33(i)
S. 23 amended 15/2001, ss. 8(d), 9(4)
S. 27 applic. ext., transit. period 9/1994, s. 2
S. 27(1) subsection substituted 15/2001, ss. 7(a), 9(4)
S. 27(1A) inserted 15/2001, ss. 7(a), 9(4)
S. 27(2) amended 15/2001, ss. 7(b), 9(4)
S. 27(2), registration procedure prescribed S.I. No. 47 of 2013
S. 27(3) amended 15/2001, ss. 7(c), 9(4)
S. 27(3A) inserted 25/2015, s. 1(2), 31(a)
S. 27(4) amended 25/2015, s. 1(2), 31(b)
S. 27(5) amended 15/2001, ss. 7(d) (e), 9(4)
S. 27(5) forms prescribed S.I. No. 155 of 1994, regs. 2, 4, 5
S. 27(5) Transfer of certain functions under and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 27(5A) inserted 25/2015, s. 1(2), 31(c)
S. 27(6), subsection inserted 15/2001, ss. 7(f), 9(4)
S. 27(7) inserted 25/2015, s. 1(2), 31(d)
S. 28(1) amended 15/2001, ss. 8(e), 9(4)
S. 28(3) inserted 38/2004, ss. 13, 16(3)
S. 28A inserted 38/2004, ss. 14, 16(3)
S. 28A form prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 5(1) & schedule, pts. 3 & 4
S. 28A declaration procedure prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 6
S. 28A(2)(a) classes of documents prescribed for the purposes of S.I. No. 1 of 2005, reg. 5(2)
S. 29 amended 15/2001, ss. 8(f), 9(4)
S. 29A inserted 38/2004, ss. 15, 16(3)
S. 31(1) Transfer of certain functions under and references construed S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 569 of 2011)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 284 of 2011)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 294 of 2008)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1 of 2005)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 567 of 2002)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Declaration of Citizenship) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 196 of 2002)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 291 of 1996)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 89 of 1993)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 148 of 1987)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 261 of 1986)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 260 of 1986)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 279 of 1983)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 137 of 1980)
  Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 1956 (S.I. No. 216 of 1956)
S. 6B Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1 of 2005)
S. 18(2) Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Fees) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 294 of 2008)
S. 27 Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 408 of 2009)
S. 27(5) Gender Recognition of Foreign Births Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 539 of 2017)
  Foreign Births Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 47 of 2013)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 155 of 1994)
  Foreign Births (Amendent) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 341 of 1988)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 363 of 1985)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 259 of 1981)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 94 of 1980)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 273 of 1976)
  Foreign Births (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 349 of 1974)
  Foreign Births Regulations 1956 (S.I. No. 224 of 1956)
S. 28A Irish Nationality and Citizenship Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 1 of 2005)