How can you get dual american/irish citezenship via dna results?

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Was wondering if i could get a UK passport
in The Tree House by James Maloney G2G Rookie (220 points)
Now THAT'S thinking outside the box!!

2 Answers

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DNA results cannot be used to determine nationality or citizenship.

They are used to determine ethnicity which is NOT the same as nationality or citizenship.

Take me for example. My ethnicity is mostly British, but I am not a British citizen since I have never lived in or even visited Britain.

Some specialised DNA results can be used to determine paternity but that is all.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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From official website: (Processing takes about 6 months)

"An application for Irish citizenship through Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) can be submitted by any person with a grandparent born in any part of Ireland or by any person whose parent received Irish citizenship prior to the birth of the applicant."

My notes:

Irish citizenship does not confer English citizenship in most cases, and will not result in an English passport. Nor does recent DNA research play a determinative role.
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (186k points)
edited by Dorothy Coakley

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