Regularisation scheme registration opened for undocumented migrants in Ireland

Registration has been opened for undocumented migrants in the country who would like to get their residency status regularised. The application registration is open from 10 a.m. today and will be in place for next six months until 31st July.

The scheme is open to people who have been living here for at least four years without documentation, or three years if they have minor children.

Applicants will have to meet specific criteria. Spouses, civil partners or de facto partners and eligible children aged 18 to 23 years of the primary applicant are also eligible.

The criteria include applicant’s background without criminal offenses and the applicants should not pose any threat to the state. Minor offenses are exempted.

The application fee for families are €700 and €550 for individuals.

Once their application is successful, they will be granted legal residency and permit to work in Ireland. Also in future they have a chance to apply for Irish citizenship.

Successful applicants have to pay an extra €300 at local immigration offices for registration later.

People who have received deportation order can also apply if they meet certain criteria.

For application visit:

It is believed there could be as many as 17,000 undocumented immigrants in Ireland, including as many as 3,000 children, though there is no reliable data.

“I am delighted to now be able to open the once-in-a-generation scheme for long-term undocumented migrants and their family members living in Ireland. The scheme has been welcomed by those who have been contributing to our society for years but were seeking a way of regularising their status here in Ireland.” Justice Minister Helen McEntee said in a press statement regarding the ‘once-in-a-generation’ scheme.

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