The Irish Government's regularisation process is now open.

There are two separate schemes: one for long-term undocumented people and one for people in the International Protection applicants.  

International Protection applicant scheme:


  • We are holding a webinar on this scheme on Wednesday 2 March at 5.30pm. Please register here


  • To be eligible for the scheme a person must have been in the protection process for at least 2 years prior to the commencement of scheme, i.e. that they applied for protection before 7 February 2020. 
  • A person is deemed to have made an application for protection when they present to the International Protection Office and is given a Temporary Residence Certificate.  
  • The person must also have a live application for protection. This means that they have not yet been issued a final negative decision by the Ministerial Decisions Unit.    


Family members:

  • Are eligible if they have registered at IPO.


  • The scheme is open from Monday 7 February 2022 until 7 August 2022. 

 Successful applications:

  • If successful an applicant receives Stamp 4 for two years. A person on this status does not have a statutory entitlement to family reunification under the International Protection Act 2015. 
  • A successful applicant's protection application remains live unless they decided to withdraw the application.  
  • Please note that those regularised under the scheme will not be granted a right to family reunification for eligible family members, unlike those who are granted refugee status or subsidiary protection through the asylum process. Those who are successful under the scheme, will be subject to the rules laid out in the non-EEA family reunification policy document

 Unsuccessful applications:

  • If unsuccessful a person has a right of appeal/review to the International Protection Office. 


  • To show your identity and prove you meet the residency requirements will have to be provided in support of your application.


Long-term undocumented people scheme: 

  • Will need 4 years residence in the State without an immigration permission on the date the Scheme opens for applications (or 3 years in the case of those with children)
  • The application will cost 700 euro for a family and 500 euro for an individual
  • For more information and how to apply please see here. 
  • The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland have a detailed information page


Our helpline 017645854 is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.

Alternatively, please email [email protected]

Updated: 10 February 2022