Citizenship Ceremony Postponed due to Storm Ophelia Rescheduled for November 27th


The citizenship ceremony scheduled for Monday 16th October 2017 in the Convention Centre Dublin was postponed in the interests of public safety as part of the national response to the serious warnings over Storm Ophelia. This ceremony has now been rescheduled for Monday 27th November at the same venue. Invitation letters are currently being prepared and are issuing to those who were invited to the original postponed ceremony on the 16th, and the same arrangements for attendance will apply on 27th November as on 16th October. If you are unable to attend on your rescheduled date please contact the Citizenship help-desk on citizenshipinfo@justice.ie

In view of the exceptional circumstances, if your immigration permission, shown on your registration certificate (GNIB card), expired following the cancellation of the citizenship ceremony, you do not need to renew it in advance of the rescheduled ceremony of 27 November. You will still be granted citizenship at the rescheduled ceremony as long as you were in permission on 16 October.

If, however, you plan to travel outside Ireland before the rescheduled ceremony you will need to apply for a new registration certificate (GNIB card). The registration certificate will be made valid until 31 December 2017. There will no fee charged for this extension.

If you live in Dublin please make an emergency appointment by emailing the the Burgh Quay Registration Office burghquayregoffice@justice.ie. For all other counties, please contact your local Garda Registration Office. You must bring your original invitation to the 16 October citizenship ceremony to your appointment.

If you are from a visa required country you will need a re-entry visa to return to Ireland if you are travelling before the rescheduled ceremony. Further details on how to apply for a re-entry visa, and the documentation required, can be found on the Re-Entry Visas section of the INIS website. Queries in relation to obtaining a re-entry visa can be forwarded to reentryqueries@justice.ie.


19 October 2017