International Protection Regularisation Scheme open
Updated 07th February 2022
The International Protection Office opened the regularisation scheme for people 2 years or longer in the international protection process on 07th February 2022. This long-awaited news will be a huge relief to thousands of people in the international protection system. The scheme will be open until the 07th August 2022.
Who is eligible to apply?
If you made an international protection application to the International Protection Office two years or more prior to the 07th February 2022 and:
- You meet the good character requirements.
- You have been resident in Ireland
- You have not received a final decision (eg a decision under s47 of the Int'l Protection Act, 2015 or an intention to deport under s3 of the Immigration Act 1999 or a deportation order.)
How do I apply?
You must complete the application form and send it to the IPRSU@ipo.gov.ie email address. The scheme will be open until 11:59pm on 07th August 2022.
There is no application fee for this strand of the application fee.
Can I get help to apply?
Yes, you can contact Nasc's Advocacy Service for help.
What happens if my application is granted?
You will be given a Stamp 4 residency permission which will allow you to work in Ireland. This permission will be considered 'reckonable' for applying for Irish citizenship in the future.
What happens if I have a deportation order and am not eligible to apply?
People who have a deportation order may be eligible to apply under the Regularisation Scheme for Long-Term Undocumented Migrants. Read more about that scheme here.
Application fees of €550 per adult and €700 per family apply to this scheme. You will also have to show a longer period of residence in Ireland.