I was approved in Feb 2020. Got my email this morning with the affidavit.
Wording of email -
"I refer to your application for a Certificate of Naturalisation. The
Minister proposes to grant your application for naturalisation, subject to
the completion and submission of the Declaration of fidelity to the nation
and loyalty to the State.
This declaration is attached.
What are the next steps:
· You should complete the Declaration of fidelity to the nation and loyalty
to the State in the presence of a witness who is either a notary public,
commissioner for oaths, solicitor, or a peace commissioner, and authorised
to take and receive statutory declarations. The Witness must be resident in
the State and the Declaration must be administered / witnessed in the
Return the completed affidavit to
Naturalisation Certificates, Department of Justice, Rosanna Road,
Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary E34 N566
· A colour copy of the biometric page of your current passport. If you do
not have a passport but hold a Travel Document issued by the Minister for
Justice please return the physical (not a copy) Travel Document with your
· If you are a holder of a Irish Residence Permit you will need to provide
your current in-date IRP/GNIB card. If your Irish Residence Permit was
extended due to the COVID restrictions, your last card is acceptable.
· Please make sure that you write your Application Reference number and the
word ‘Declaration’ on the back of the envelope to aid identification.
If your application for a Certificate of Naturalisation is to be granted
the next letter you will receive from this office will include your
Certificate of Naturalisation. If we require additional information we will
contact you in writing .
· The current process is time limited, therefore applicants have till the
30th of May 2021 to complete the process as set out. In the event that the
you have not returned a fully completed Declaration by the 30th of May you
will be required to attend an in-person ceremony at a date to be
· The acquisition of Irish citizenship may have implications for other
citizenships you may hold, including the automatic loss of those
citizenships. You may wish to make inquiries in this regard with the
relevant authorities of the State whose citizenship you currently hold.
· It will take up to 6 weeks from receipt of the above documents to issue
of a Certificate of Naturalisation if all of the above is in order. .
Therefore it would greatly assist us if you only contact us, after the 6
week period has elapsed and only if it is absolutely necessary, as this
will allow us to devote the maximum time to the processing of applications.
Naturalisation Certificates Team.
Department of Justice"