Applications by EU Nationals

The EU Treaty Protocol on asylum for Nationals of Member States of the European Union essentially provides that applications for refugee status from EU nationals shall be inadmissible for processing by another EU Member State except in very exceptional circumstances. These exceptions flow from failure to meet obligations relating to respect for human rights and the rule of law under the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Treaties.

In practice, the application of the Protocol means that applicants from EU States will not be allowed to enter into the protection process.

Accordingly, the International Protection Office will not accept protection applications from any EU nationals.     

This information is not legal advice and does not give a legal interpretation of the International Protection Act 2015. If you require more information about the 2015 Act and its effect on your case, you should obtain legal advice.