The asylum process in Ireland

Overview Document International protection – an overview This document describes the process for seeking international protection in Ireland and services for refugees in Ireland.

Coming to Ireland as an asylum seeker or refugee
This document explains some of the terms used in the international protection process: asylum seekers, Convention and Programme refugees, subsidiary protection and permission to remain.

Applying for international protection in Ireland
Rules and processes involved in applying for international protection in Ireland.

Rights and obligations of asylum seekers in Ireland
People applying for international protection in Ireland have certain legal rights. They also have important obligations. Find out about these rights and obligations.

If you do not get a declaration as a refugee
This document describes the appeals process in the event that you do not get a declaration as a refugee.

Withdrawing from the international protection process
This document describes the procedures you should follow if you are withdrawing your application for international protection or your appeal in the event of refusal of international protection.

Eurodac system
The Eurodac system was established by the European Union for the comparison of fingerprints of asylum applicants and illegal immigrants.

Dublin III Regulation
The Dublin III Regulation provides a mechanism for determining which country is responsible for examining an application for international protection.

Assessment and examination of applications for international protection in Ireland
An outline of how applications for international protection in Ireland are assessed and examined.

Decisions made by the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to international protection
This document describes the role of the Minister for Justice and Equality in the granting of international protection (refugee status or subsidiary protection) and the legal rights of someone granted internation protection.