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.

Access your personal information

Under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 you have a right to obtain a copy of information about you kept on a computer or in a structured filing system, by any person or organisation.

When making a request, send us any details that can help us identify and locate any information we may have about you. This may include previous addresses, date of birth, reference numbers from previous contact with this office.

You may be asked to pay a fee, but this cannot exceed €6.35. A response should issue within 40 days of receipt of your request.

Subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, you also have the right to access and rectify, as appropriate, personal information which may be held on you.

Making a Request for Information

If you wish to make a request for information or to have access to your data under the Data Protection Acts, you should apply in writing by sending an e-mail to: 

or you can post a request to:

Data Protection Unit,
International Protection Office, 
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service,
79-83 Lower Mount St.,
Dublin 2, D02ND99

Telephone: +353 1 602 8000

For further information see link below to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service  (INIS)