My name is Yemi. I was born Lagos in Nigeria. When I was 12, my parents left Nigeria and landed in one of Ireland's Direct Provision Centres.
I've got my permanent residency in Ireland, but I am barred from voting and am unable to even leave Ireland unless I get my citizenship. I've been trying to get my citizenship in Ireland, as I'm currently eligible (since 2006), but I need a few things in order to get that.
First, my GNIB card, which everyone who has permanent residency must have, needs to be renewed. It costs 300 EU and if I do not get it renewed by April 30th, I risk messing up my citizenship application and possible legal trouble with an Garda Siochana (the Irish police).
Second, I need 900 EU for my citizenship application and another 60EU for my Irish passport.
Any money collected above my goals will go to helping my younger brother get his GNIB renewal and citizenship.
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