Your Irish passport allows you to travel abroad and entitles you to certain diplomatic support services from Irish embassies if you get into difficulty abroad. While your Irish passport is an internationally recognised travel document, it does not give you an automatic right to enter other countries.
The British passport is the world's sixth most powerful with visa-free or visa on-arrival access to 187 countries. The UK passport was one place ahead of the US at 186 countries, while EU states dominated much of the top rankings, data from Henley & Partners' 2022 Henley Passport Index showed.
Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries. You do not need to apply for dual citizenship. You can apply for foreign citizenship and keep your British citizenship.
“Irish nationals have a special status in UK law which is separate to and pre-dates the rights they have as EU citizens. In short, the Republic of Ireland is not considered to be a 'foreign country' for the purpose of UK laws, and Irish citizens are not considered to be 'aliens'.
Under the CTA, British and Irish citizens can move freely and reside in either jurisdiction and enjoy associated rights and privileges, including the right to work, study and vote in certain elections, as well as to access social welfare benefits and health services.
At the moment, Irish citizens, as EU nationals, have the right to live, work, study, retire and travel throughout France without having to register with the French authorities. You can stay in another EU country for up to three months without having to register.
Japan has the world's most powerful passport - providing hassle-free entry to 193 countries. Just one country short, Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.
If you're an Irish citizen
You can still apply for British citizenship if you're eligible. Check if citizenship is right for you before you apply - it can cost more than £1,300.
An Irish passport enables the bearer to travel internationally and serves as evidence of Irish nationality and citizenship of the European Union. It also facilitates the access to consular assistance from both Irish embassies and any embassy from other European Union member states while abroad.
The Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the World
The top 10 most powerful passports in 2022 are those issued by Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Austria, and Denmark.
Germany and Spain's passports have been considered Europe's most powerful ones, according to the Henley Passport Index.
You can apply for UK citizenship by naturalization after five years of residence in the UK, as long as this includes at least 12 months of either indefinite leave or EU settled status. This can be sooner under certain circumstances, such as if you are married to a British citizen.
If you obtained your citizenship by naturalisation, there are some circumstances in which it can be revoked (taken back from you) such as providing false or misleading information.
What are the reasons for removing someone's citizenship? The home secretary can strip someone of their citizenship for a number of reasons - these would not be changed by the new law: It is "for the public good" and would not make them stateless. The person obtained citizenship through fraud.
Japan once again holds the most powerful passport, allowing visa-free access to 193 countries, according to the Henley Passport Index's third quarter 2022 report released Tuesday.
The Queen doesn't have to use a passport to travel.
Every passport in the United Kingdom is issued with the Queen's name. As a consequence, the Queen doesn't need her own passport to travel. However, all other members of the royal family, including The Prince of Wales, hold their own passports.
Irish citizens can continue to use a passport card to travel to the UK . You must have the correct documents to show at the UK border if you're travelling to the UK .
The Ireland passport ranking is 7; the number of visa free destinations accessible with a Ireland passport is 190. Please note, the list of visa-free countries is calculated to reflect the number of countries Ireland passport holders can enter without a visa, through a visa on arrival, and through the eTA.
Triple, or multiple citizenship, is theoretically allowed in Ireland. Because you don't need to give up previous nationalities to be an Irish citizen, holding other citizenships won't affect your chances of becoming an Irish citizen.
Pre-settled status means that you can live in the UK for a further 5 years. When you have had 5 years' continuous residence, you can then apply to change to settled status. You must do this before your pre-settled status expires.
Under the CTA, Irish citizens and British citizens who live in, work in, or visit the other state have the right to access publicly funded health services there.