Temporary Protection for Ukrainians

Ireland provides support to Ukrainians seeking temporary protection in Ireland.

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On February 25th, 2022, Ireland waived all visas for Ukrainians seeking protection in Ireland. For up-to-date government information, click here.

For information on immigration, health, housing, education, rights, welfare and other areas of Irish life, please visit Citizens Information Page.

If you are Ukrainian, you do not require a visa to travel to Ireland. Anyone who currently has temporary protection are automatically renewed. More information available here.

If you are Ukrainian and do not have a passport, you may currently use National ID Cards, Birth Certificates, Internal Passports and expired passports as the Irish Government will accept these as a form of ID.

If you have lived in Ukraine but are not Ukrainian, the Temporary Protection Directive applies to all who were residing in Ukraine on 24th February 2022. Non-Ukrainian Nationals and Non-EEA Nationals will need to apply for a visa to enter Ireland.

When Ukrainians arrive in Ireland, make yourself known the Department of Justice officials and state you are seeking temporary protection. Find more information regarding rights and entitlements here and here.

If you have passed through another EU country on your way to Ireland, the Dublin III regulation DOES NOT apply to those eligible for the Temporary Protection Directive.

Any other queries, please contact us at reception@doras.org or 061 310 328