Continuous Residency and Citizenship

In an unanticipated development, the High Court has just decided (in the case of Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519) that the requirement for continuous residency under the Citizenship Act should be interpreted literally. Any absence from the State in the 12 months prior to application will disqualify an applicant. This means most applications for naturalisation will fail. We are advising our clients not to despair as the Department of Justice and Equality has advised it will be recommending a solution once it has had an opportunity to consider the judgement.


Contact Gerry

Gerry can assist you in all areas of Irish Immigration - applications for Visas or Long Term Residency, Regularing Legal Status, and Citizenship, and those seeking Work Visas or Immigrant Investors.

Phone: +353 (0) 1 873 5012