Register to join a recognised refugee in Ireland

To join a family member who is a recognised refugee, your family member in Ireland must apply on your behalf for Family Reunification for Recognised Refugees. You cannot apply for yourself.

If the application is successful, your family member will be sent a letter with information about your permission to come to Ireland, including how to register. Read a summary of the registration process.

If you have not applied for permission or have not yet received a letter or reply, find out what to do next below.

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Apply for permission

Family Reunification for Recognised Refugees

To join your family member in Ireland, your family member here must apply on your behalf for 'Family Reunification for Recognised Refugees'. You cannot apply for yourself.

Read a longer description and find out how to make an application.

Permissions letter

If the application is successful, your family member will be sent a letter with detailed information about what to do next.

This includes how to register with immigration. Read a summary of the registration process.

If your family member has already applied but has not received a response or a letter, contact Family Reunification Section for an update.

Immigration & registration

Before travelling to Ireland, check if you need a visa.

If you are allowed into Ireland, an immigration officer at border control will stamp your passport or travel document and then add a date to the stamp.

You must visit a registration office in person before this date to:

  • Confirm the permission in your letter, ie to join your family member
  • Register your details with immigration

If you don't register in time, you may have to leave the country.

Consult your letter for detailed information about how to register or read a summary of the registration process.

Help & information

Family Reunification Section
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Ireland
D02 XK70

Fax: +353 (0)1 879 8695

 

Contact

If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 5 September 2016

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