• Aaron Flynn

INIS advises applicants who visited a COVID-19 affected area not to attend next citizenship ceremony

The Department of Justice and Equality has advised that the Citizenship ceremonies scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of March will proceed as planned.

Candidates and their guests who have returned from a COVID-19 affected region in the last 14 days or who have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days, and have symptoms (a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever) should isolate themselves at home and phone their GP without delay, and are requested not to attend the ceremony. The current list of COVID-19 affected regions is: Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Iran and 4 regions in Northern Italy: Veneto, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont To help limit the inconvenience caused, applicants are advised that an alternative ceremony will be held on or before the 17th of April. Candidates who are availing of the alternative ceremony are asked to notify Citizenship Division of the Department of Justice and Equality regarding their intentions on or before 29th February.

The notification process is as follows:

email citizenshipinfo@justice.ieThe subject line should reference the following: Day, Time, Candidates invitation number  e.g. Monday 10.30am , 20A-43

INIS Citizenship Team will contact you within 48 hours to confirm receipt. INIS request that if you have not received a response from Citizenship within 48 Hours, to send a follow up mail.

INIS will continue to monitor developments and candidates are advised to visit https://www.irishimmigration.ie/citizenship/  for status updates.

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