Border procedure (border and transit zones)

Republic of Ireland

Country Report: Border procedure (border and transit zones) Last updated: 25/05/23


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The IPA does not provide for a border procedure. A person who is at the frontiers of the State and indicates that he or she needs asylum shall undergo a preliminary interview by an International Protection Officer or immigration officer under Section 13 IPA. They should then be given permission to enter and remain in the State as an applicant of international protection under Section 16 IPA and upon arrival at the IPO premises are granted a temporary residence certificate.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation