Monthly Archives: February 2017

International Protection Act

*Next information session: 22nd March 2017* (FB event details)*

IP Act headerHave you received a questionnaire from the International Protection Office?

If you are a current applicant in the asylum and protection process, you may have received a questionnaire and a letter from the International Protection Office.

It is important that you speak to your solicitor/ legal representative before submitting the questionnaire to the International Protection Office (IPO). If you need more time to meet with your solicitor/ legal representative, you can get an extension (more time) from the International Protection Office by writing to them, stating that you require more time.

This is what the IPO said about the 20 day deadline:
“For the avoidance of doubt, applicants and their legal advisors should note that this return date is purely an administrative deadline to commence the processing of single procedure applications as soon as possible. Flexibility is being provided by the International Protection Office if extra time is required for completion of the Questionnaire and for the receipt of legal advice if required.” (Read full note here: IPO website)

If you need help writing this extension letter, please come to our office during opening hours for assistance. You can also find a sample template letter on Nasc’s website here: Template letter

We are hosting an information session on Wednesday 8th March at 2:30pm during which we will explain the new process and answer any questions might have about the questionnaire and how the new system may affect your case. Two staff members from the IPO will also attend and can answer your questions.

To speak with a case-worker/ legal officer at Doras Luimní,  please call in to our office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

More information:

Arabic language classes

Arabic classes Our 6 week course in basic Arabic language skills was postponed for one week and it will now start on Thursday 23rd February at 5:30pm in Central Buildings. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused!

We have had great interest in this course and we are pleased to announce that we have added a second course, due to start on 1st March 2017. These two courses are now completely full.

We apologise to anyone who has not been able to reserve a place in these courses and we thank you for your interest in taking part.

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