Notice: Labour market access for international protection applicants

The Minister for Justice and Equality has set up an administrative scheme to provide eligible international protection applicants with permission to be self-employed.

Read more about applying for self-employment permission here

The asylum system in Ireland

You can apply for protection if you cannot return to your home country because you fear persecution.

How to apply for asylum in Ireland

To claim asylum you must be in Ireland and submit an application.

Asylum decisions & appeals

Your application may be granted or refused. If it is refused, in some cases you can submit an appeal.

Self-employment permission

Eligible International Protection applicants can apply for self-employment permission.

Support & services for asylum applicants

While your application is reviewed, you'll be given a safe place to stay and access to basic services.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 08 February 2018

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