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Please see FAQs from INIS which may also apply to international protection applicants during this time, and can be found here

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

In light of the ongoing extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 public health emergency and the announcement made by the Taoiseach on 19 October 2020, the International Protection Office (IPO) wishes to advise that the following arrangements will apply:

 

The International Protection Office continues to deal with correspondence received but, due to ongoing public health measures, may not be in a position to respond within normal timeframes.

Further updates will be provided in due course. 

 

21 October 2020

 

 

The International Protection Office (IPO) is an office within the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) responsible for processing applications for international protection under the International Protection Act 2015. It also considers, as part of a single procedure process, whether applicants should be given permission to remain. The IPO comprises, inter alia, a Chief International Protection Officer and international protection officers who are independent in the performance of their international protection functions. 

 

 

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