Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
I refer the Deputy to my answer to Parliamentary Question No. 302 of 25 January 2011. Further information in relation to naturalisation applications will be forwarded to the Deputy shortly.
A valid application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to in the Deputy's Question was received in the Citizenship Division of my Department in November 2008. The application is being processed in the normal way with a view to establishing whether the applicant meets the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to me for decision in due course. While the average time from application to decision is 26 months, processing requirements and time taken to carry out necessary checks vary from case to case.