Opening Hours

Reception at the International Protection Office, Timberly House, 78-83 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 is open between 09:00 and 15:00, Monday to Friday.



The EU has agreed a Temporary Protection measure to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine. This means you will be granted temporary protection for at least one year in Ireland should you wish to avail of it. This protection will allow you to work and provide access to health services, accommodation, education for children and other social supports. Details of the new measure will be published on our website soon. Please check

This means you do not need to go through the asylum procedure unless you wish to. We currently recommend that Ukrainian nationals refrain from submitting an asylum application. If you change your mind and wish to apply for asylum, you will be allowed to. The basic right to apply for asylum remains unaffected by this protection measure.

The 90 day permission you get on arrival gives you time to think. Please do not feel under any pressure to apply for asylum or any other permission straight away.


International Protection Regularisation Scheme is now closed

Click here for more information.


Regularisation scheme for the long term undocumented is now closed

Click here for more information.


Protection Interviews

Substantive interviews are taking place by video conference only until further notice in line with public health advice. 

Applicants will be contacted by registered post when their interviews are scheduled.



Questionnaires must be completed and returned to the IPO as soon as possible.

You can complete your questionnaire electronically in English, French, Arabic, Amharic, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish or Urdu. Please click here. When completed email to


Temporary Residence Certificates (Blue card)

Information on TRC renewals (Blue Card) can be found here.


Applications for Case Processing Panel

The International Protection Office is seeking Expressions of Interest for assignment to it's existing Case Processing Panel. Further information can be found here.



Please follow government advice regarding Covid-19 matters at all times.


For general immigration queries, which may also apply to international protection applicants, please see the link to Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) here .


26 September 2022



The International Protection Office (IPO) is an office within the Immigration Service Delivery (ISD  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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