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Introduction of Irish Resident Permits (IRP) for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protection

Ireland - 25 September 2023

What is the change?

The Department of Justice has begun a project to issue Irish Residence Permits (IRPs) to beneficiaries of Temporary Protection in Ireland.

Key points:

  • Implementation time frame: this is a phased process which commenced on the 20/09/2023.

  • Who is affected: Holders of Temporary Protection status in Ireland – Ukrainian and nationals of a third country (other than Ukraine) or a stateless person who would have benefited from Temporary Protection.

  • Next Steps: The Department of Justice will be contacting any impacted individuals via email with a request to confirm their residential address. Once confirmed, the Department will send out IRPs to Temporary Protection beneficiaries.

Due to the high volume of beneficiaries in Ireland, the Department will be contacting said beneficiaries in phases. There is no need for Temporary Protection holders to reach out to the Department.

Updates will be published in future at the following address:

Analysis & Comments:

The introduction of IRP cards for Temporary Protection holders is a positive step from the Irish government and whilst the exact nature of the IRP card has not yet been confirmed, this announcement will go a long way to clarifying the type of permission for both the individual and any future employers in Ireland.

Deloitte welcomes this new measure as it will give Temporary Protection recipients a residency document, with which to provide to prospective employers.

If you require any assistance with the above update, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

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