International Protection Office

Our Responsibilities

The International Protection Office (IPO) is an office within the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), responsible for examining and processing applications for international protection.

 

The head of the IPO is the Chief International Protection Officer, who leads a team of international protection officers. The Chief International Protection Officer and his team of international protection officers are statutory independent in the performance of their duties.  The International Protection Act 2015 outlines the two forms of international protection:

 

Staff of the IPO will also decide, on behalf of the Minister, whether or not permission to remain in the State (Ireland) should be granted on other grounds to unsuccessful applicants for international protection.

Further information on the qualification for international protection can be found in Part 2 of the International Protection Act 2015.

 

Further information:

The International Protection Office can be contacted by email, post or phone.

 

Email:

info@ipo.gov.ie

 

Postal address:

International Protection Office

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

79-83 Lower Mount St.

Dublin 2

D02ND99

Ireland

 

Phone:

+353 1 602 8000

 

Further information on the International Protection Office and the International Protection Process can be found in Section 2 & 3 of the Information Booklet for Applicants for International Protection (IPO1). 

 

Translated versions of the Information Booklet for Applicants for International Protection (IPO1) can be found here

 

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.