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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:  STAGED RESUMPTION OF SERVICES IN LINE WITH ROADMAP FOR EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

The International Protection Office (IPO) is resuming services for participants in the protection process in line with Ireland’s roadmap for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.   It has adapted its procedures and premises in line with the HSE and NPHET guidelines in order to safely resume services.

 

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. 

 

28 July 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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