littlerr wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:04 am
ashconnor wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:45 pm
He registered on the FBR after my birth. My father didn't know the intricacies of Irish nationality law in the 80s unfortunately.
Still, if it shaves 2 years off my qualifying for Irish citizenship myself, there is some benefit.
Although you are eligible to apply for naturalisation by Irish Associations, the truth is that there are too many uncertainties with it. You might be able to get 2 years off, but you might also get a refusal or wait for 3 years for the application to be processed.
Extremely unlikely to get a refusal. I am in the same situation with a parent who is Irish through FBR but unable to apply myself. I applied after four years of residency and my application is pending now.
Even if it does take three years for the application to be processed citizenship by associations is stronger than normal naturalisation and a normal applicant is looking at 6.0-6.5 years now anyway by the time they get their hands on a passport.