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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 RE COVID-19

In light of the extraordinary circumstances of the current COVID-19 developments and announcements made by the Taoiseach, the International Protection Office wishes to advise that the following arrangements will apply:-

 

  

 

 

Applicants who are impacted by these arrangements are requested not to visit the International Protection Office until further notice. 

In addition the International Protection Office will provide a limited service to new applicants only from Friday 13th March until further notice.

 

These measures are considered necessary to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and support the national measures, including requirements on social distancing, announced by the Taoiseach over recent days. 

 

Further updates will be provided in due course.

 

27 March 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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