Ireland: Amendments to Aspects of the Immigration Law of 1999

Key Points  

  • Ireland introduced several changes to its immigration laws to improve the civil process and create more efficient laws


The government of Ireland introduced several changes to its immigration laws on 31 July 2023. These changes include: 

  • Reducing residency requirements for children born in Ireland who hold a different nationality that intend to apply for Irish citizenship. Applicants now only need to hold residency for three years instead of five. 
  • Amendments to allow immigration authorities to serve certain documents electronically via email or a customer portal, where applicable.  
    • Documents include deportation orders, important notices and application decisions and more. 
  • The government will begin work to roll out a digital customer portal for immigration matters that will launch in the coming years. 

What are the Changes?  

Ireland introduced several changes to its civil laws in an effort to improve the civil process. These changes include reducing requirements for children applying for Irish citizenship and digitizing the immigration process.  

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Ireland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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