Temporary protection in Ireland: how to apply, PPS number, social support
Ireland has become a refuge for 65,000 Ukrainians and continues to accept refugees. The Prime Minister of the country, Michael Martin, said that Ireland had never before encountered such numerous of people fleeing war, however, despite certain difficulties, the state government does not plan to talk about stopping the reception of refugees from Ukraine.
The leadership of Ireland provides Ukrainians with temporary protection, provides financial and social support and actively promotes the integration of Ukrainians.
However, we draw your attention to the fact that the issue of accommodation is very acute in the country. Therefore, please note that you may be temporarily homeless after arriving in Ireland, but the government is actively working to resolve this issue.
Rules of entry
For entry into Ireland, Ukrainians are accepted with government-issued identification documents, including expired passports, internal passports, birth certificates or national identity cards. It is not necessary to issue a visa, as of February 25, 2022, Ireland has completely abolished visa requirements for all citizens of Ukraine.
There are also no restrictions due to the Covid-19 epidemic. From 6 March 2022 proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test is not required to enter Ireland.
Arriving in the country with pets is allowed. However, from 9 November 2022, Ireland will not provide free accommodation to temporarily displaced persons arriving with pets. Crossing the border is possible on general grounds. If documents are missing (such as vaccinations), you should notify the Irish Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine in advance.
Where to get help in Ireland?
Ukrainians can get help directly at the airport of arrival in Dublin. Also, centers for providing assistance to displaced persons from Ukraine are located in three cities of the country:
• Cork - Cork City PSC and PPSN Centre, Department of Social Protection, Hanover Street, Cork, T12 PX62 (Cork City PSC and PPSN Centre, Department of Social Protection, Hanover Street, Cork, T12 PX62).
• Dublin - Guild Building, Cork Street, Dublin 8, D08 XH90 (Guild Building, Cork Street, Dublin 8, D08 XH90).
• Limerick - 2nd Floor, Riverstone House, 23-27 Henry Street, Limerick City, V94 R7YE (2nd Floor, Riverstone House, 23-27 Henry Street, Limerick City, V94 R7YE).
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - from 09:15 to 17:00;
• Thursday - from 10:30 to 17:00;
• Friday - from 09:15 to 16:30.
For help with receiving social benefits and with issues of document preparation, contact Іntreo administrative service centers.
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