The Department of Justice has launched a project to issue Irish Resident Permit cards to Ukrainians and other third-country nationals who have been granted temporary protection.

Key Points:

  • The Department of Justice is contacting Ukrainian and other third-country nationals with temporary protection status by email to seek proof of current address for issuance of the residence cards.
  • Due to the volume involved, people are being contacted in phases.
  • Those who have been granted temporary protection don’t need to contact the Department of Justice unless requested to do so.

Background: Temporary protection in Ireland applies to Ukrainian nationals who resided in Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. It also applies to third-country nationals (other than Ukrainians) or stateless persons who benefitted from international protection (refugee status) or an equivalent national protection status in Ukraine and lived in Ukraine prior to Feb. 24, 2022. It also covers family members, where the family existed in Ukraine prior to Feb. 24, 2022.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group.

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