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dharrigan06:12:47

Good Morning!

jasonbell13:12:52

On 00:01 Friday 1st Jan do I need a passport to be on this channel? 🙂

borkdude14:12:53

@jasonbell You only need one when you want to leave this channel

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javahippie14:12:00

I believe you need a passport if you want to cross the channel

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slipset15:12:53

I wasn’t asked for a passport when I joined this channel.

slipset15:12:10

But I was asked for a passport last time I visited the GB.

otfrom15:12:48

@jasonbell I'm pretty sure you can claim Irish citizenship as you've been living as a married person on the island of Ireland long enough

otfrom15:12:07

I think you only need to be resident for 5 years

otfrom15:12:39

I'm not sure where the "you are automagically British and Irish" at the same time kicks in and stops.

dharrigan15:12:00

3 years if you're married

dharrigan15:12:22

Having dual nationality is a very good thing

jasonbell16:12:29

And is about to be scrapped if I what I saw today is correct.

jasonbell16:12:53

“Those born in Northern Ireland have a birthright to Irish citizenship, & Irish citzens retain EU citizenship rights. British citizen no longer have those rights, & there will a change in visiting, staying and working in the EU after 1st Jan.”

dharrigan16:12:39

That doesn't stop you from acquiring irish citizenship via your spouse

dharrigan16:12:50

It doesn't affect how the Irish Government gives out that right

dharrigan16:12:32

And the UK is one of the few countries that doesn't need you to give up its citizenship if you have more than 1 passport.

jasonbell16:12:32

Marriage is not an automatic qualification. I know quite a few English ones married who’ve been declined duel.

dharrigan16:12:07

Where did they apply, dublin?

jasonbell16:12:26

I don’t know but easy to find out.

dharrigan16:12:16

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs...

dharrigan16:12:17

The spouse or civil partner of an Irish citizen may apply for Irish citizenship through naturalisation after three years of marriage/civil partnership plus three years residence on the island of Ireland.

dharrigan16:12:54

Of course, after Brexit, not being an EU national....

dharrigan16:12:15

However, latest on the Department of Justice website still implies that being married to an irish citizen for at least 3 years (and resident on the island of ireland for 3 years) allows you to apply for citizenship. No updates/caveats for UK people because of Brexit.

dharrigan16:12:47

So <shrug>, can't comment on why the people you know got declined, yet the rules seem to be in place.

jasonbell16:12:55

I’ll look on Jan 4th. 🙂

otfrom17:12:58

Married to an Irish citizen and resident on the island of Ireland. I didn't qualify due to not being resident