International Protection Strand of the Regularisation Scheme
In February my Government colleague, Minister Helen McEntee opened the international protection strand of the regularisation scheme for long-term undocumented migrants.
This is a separate strand to the Scheme for long-term undocumented migrants specifically designed for those who have applied for International Protection, including those living in Direct Provision and who meet certain eligibility criteria. This Strand is open until 7th August.
I am delighted with the news this week that the first positive decisions have been granted under the 2 strands.
I have received some enquiries about the scheme and am sharing the resources I am aware of.
All of the details and eligibility for the scheme can be found here
What's New - International Protection Office (ipo.gov.ie)
National Non Governmental Organisations offering assistance with applications include:
Immigrant Council's free helpline on 01-674-0200 which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
Long-term Undocumented Regularisation Scheme FAQs | Immigrant Council of Ireland
Irish Refugee Council offers email support firstname.lastname@example.org
NASC’s Advocacy Team offers support for applicants on 021 427 3594.
The Department of Justice FAQ page is here It is not specific to the International Protection Scheme but does include Questions and Answers on the IP Strand and in a number of languages.
There in an instructional video by the Department of Justice. Again it is not specific to the IP strand of the scheme but is still useful on the logistics of filling out the form.
I am aware of local NGO's supporting applicants - if you would like more information or to be put in touch please email me on email@example.com