You are safe.  We are here to help.

Now that you have arrived in Ireland, you have a 90 day permission to be here. 

The EU has agreed a Temporary Protection measure to offer quick and effective assistance to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.

This means you will be granted temporary protection for at least one year in Ireland should you wish to avail of it. This protection will allow you to work and provide access to health services, accommodation, education for children and other social supports.

Details of the new measure will be published on our website soon. Please check

useful contact information for support

Here you will find some userful resources and sources of information, support and advice.

Citizens Information

The Citizens Information website provides information on public services and on the entitlements of citizens in Ireland. They gather information from various government departments and agencies, and make sure that you have all the information you need, presented in an easy-to-understand way.

The site has been specially

Visas

Citizens of Ukraine do not need a visa to travel to Ireland. You do not need proof that you have a COVID-19 vaccine, or need to take a COVID-19 test before you arrive.

If you do not have a current passport, you can use another form of identification to travel to Ireland (for example, national ID card, expired passport or birth certificate).

The Irish Government has asked airlines to accept these documents.

UNHCR

United National High Commission for Refugees has stepped up our operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.

They strive to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettled.

International Protection Accommodation Services

International Protection Accommodation Services (IPAS) is responsible for the provision of accommodation and related services to people in the International Protection (‘asylum’) process.

Irish Border

All passengers are required to pass through  immigration controls.  Immigration and border controls at Dublin Airport are maintained by the Border Management Unit (BMU), which is under the directorship of the Department of Justice and Equality.

BMU@Justice.ie 

Healthcare

You can access healthcare in Ireland.

You can also apply for a medical card.

This allows you to access healthcare services for free and get medicines for a reduced price.

A GP is a doctor who provides health care services to patients 

 

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Social welfare

You can apply for social welfare when you arrive in Ireland from Ukraine. You need to get a PPS numberan Irish social security number. You should not apply online for your PPS number as special arrangements have been made to provide PPS numbers as quickly as possible for people arriving from Ukraine.

The Irish Department of Social Protection has published information for people arriving from Ukraine under the Temporary Protection Directive.

If you have children, you can get a payment called Child Benefit.

This is paid to the parents or guardians of children aged under 16. It is also paid for children aged 16 and 17 in full-time education.

NASC

Migrant & Refugee Rights.  Nasc is the Irish word for “link”.

They link migrants and refugees to their rights.

Doras

Supporting Migrants in Ireland

Doras is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working to support and promote the rights of all migrants in Ireland.

 

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