Notice: Commencement of the International Protection Act 2015

The 2015 Act replaces the current sequential asylum application system with a single application process, bringing Ireland into line with the processing arrangements of all other EU Member States.

Read the full information notice about the International Protection Act 2015 (23 December 2016)

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.

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: 23 December 2016

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