Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme

13 January 2022

The Regularisation of Long Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme will open for applications on Monday, 31 January 2022.

Applications will be accepted for six months until 31 July 2022 when the scheme will close.

The scheme will enable applicants, and their eligible dependents where the specific criteria is met, to remain and reside in the State and to regularise their residency status.

Principal applicants who are eligible under the scheme will:

  • Have a period of 4 years residence in the State without an immigration permission, or 3 years in the case of those with minor children, immediately prior to the date on which the scheme opens for applications;
  • Be permitted to include a spouse, civil partner or defacto partner and eligible children aged 18 – 23 years who must have been living with the principal applicant for 2 years immediately prior to the date on which the Scheme opens for applications;
  • Be granted an immigration permission that allows for unrestricted access to the labour market; and
  • Have years of residence with that permission reckonable for the purposes of pursuing citizenship by way of naturalisation.

Those with an existing Deportation Order can apply, if they meet the minimum undocumented residence requirement. Applicants must meet standards regarding good character and criminal record/behaviour and not pose a threat to the State. Having convictions for minor offences will not, of itself, result in disqualification.

People with expired student permissions will also be able to apply, if they meet the minimum undocumented residence requirement.

Further details regarding the qualifying criteria and the required documentation for the scheme are now available.

As previously announced by the Minister, international protection applicants who have an outstanding application for international protection and have been in the asylum process for a minimum of 2 years will have a separate application process. Applicants will be contacted directly with further details at the appropriate time.

Rethink Ireland
Departemt of Justice and Equality
Amif
Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
European Union AMIF
Tusla
Departemt of Justice and Equality
The Dormant Accounts Fund
Clare County Council
This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014 - 2020 and is supported by the Department of Justice and Equality.
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