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 protection officer and international protection officers who are independent in the performance of their international protection functions.
The International Protection Office is currently writing to applicants for international protection who are affected by the transitional provisions in the International Protection Act 2015 regarding new processing arrangements under that Act. The 2015 Act was commenced on 31 December 2016.
The following documents are being sent to applicants by registered post and are available at "Whats New"
Information Note -
Letter - Category 1 -
Refugee Applications in ORAC (Application for refugee status was made before the commencement date and where a report had not been prepared by ORAC under section 13 of the Refugee Act 1996 by that date)
Letter - Category 2 -
Letter - Category 3 -
Letter - Category 4 -