Immigration & Asylum


All people living in Ireland who are originally from outside the EU country (and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) should have an immigration stamp to live, study and/or work in Ireland. However, there are many people in Ireland who live and work in Ireland who are undocumented i.e. don’t have a visa or residency card.

If you want non-judgmental and confidential information and advice on your immigration situation (even if you do not currently have an immigration stamp or visa) you can contact the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

Guide to Immigration Stamps in Ireland


Applying for Asylum as a Refugee

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

You can find more information about applying for asylum in Ireland here

If you want more information and advice about applying for asylum as a refugee you can contact the Irish Refugee Council.