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Overview of new application process under International Protection Act 2015

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  • remit of International Protection Office (IPO)
  • remit of International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT)
  • remit of the Minister for Justice and Equality (separate procedure)
  • remit of International Protection Office (IPO) / Minister  tooltip icon
  • remit of International Protection Appeals Tribunal / Minister  tooltip icon
*The international protection decision is within the remit of the IPO. The permission to remain decision is within the remit of the Minister **The international protection decision is within the remit of the IPAT. The permission to remain decision is within the remit of the Minister.

Application for International Protection tooltip icon

Submitted at place of entry, detention or at the International Protection Office

Preliminary Interview tooltip icon

Permission to enter and remain during examination tooltip icon

Eurodac Check

Application deemed inadmissable

Appeal of inadmissible application decision to International Protection Appeals Tribunal tooltip icon

Dublin transfer order made

Appeal of transfer order to International Protection Appeals Tribunal tooltip icon

Personal Interview tooltip icon

Report issued on International Protection tooltip icon

Decision and Permission to Remain tooltip icon



Positive Decision

Refugee protection



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Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Subsidiary protection

Negative Decision

Refugee protection

Click to expand

Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Appeal negative refugee decision to International Protection Appeals Tribunal tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Refugee protection

Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Negative Decision

Refugee protection


Maintain subsidiary protection tooltip icon


Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Permission to remain tooltip icon

Negative Decision

Refugee / subsidiary protection tooltip icon

Click to expand

No automatic right to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Appeal to International Protection Appeals Tribunal tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Refugee protection


OR


Positive Decision

Subsidiary protection

Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Negative Decision

Refugee protection


AND


Negative Decision

Subsidiary protection


Maintain permission to remain tooltip icon




Negative Decision

Refugee / subsidiary protection tooltip icon
and permission to remain tooltip icon


Click to expand

Appeal to International Protection Appeals Tribunal tooltip icon

Review of Permission to remain tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Refugee protection


OR


Positive Decision

Subsidiary protection

Eligible to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Positive Decision

Permission to remain


Negative Decision

Refugee / Subsidiary Protection

No automatic right to apply for family reunification tooltip icon

Negative Decision

Refugee protection

Subsidiary protection

AND

Permission to remain




Voluntary return tooltip icon or move to deport tooltip icon (unless international protection application under appeal)