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How to Appeal

An asylum seeker whose application for international protection has been rejected by the International Protection Office may appeal the decision to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal. Your refusal letter will tell you whether you have a right to appeal and the specified time limit within which an appeal must be submitted.

An appeal form will have been given to you along with your refusal letter. If you did not receive an appeal form, you can download one from this page

All appeals received in the International Protection Appeals Tribunal are processed in date order. You will be notified when your appeal has been allocated a hearing date.

Before submitting an appeal you should:
  • Ensure you complete the correct form for the type of appeal you are making.
  • Ensure your appeal is submitted within the specified time frame as stated on your refusal letter from the International Protection Office
  • Ensure all sections of the appeal have been completed and the form signed.
You can submit your appeal form as follows:

By Post to:
The International Protection Appeals Tribunal
6/7 Hanover Street East
Dublin D02 W320
Tel: +353 (0) 1 474 8400

Scanned by Email to: info@protectionappeals.ie

Further information about the Appeals Process and the International Protection Appeals Tribunal can be found in our Information Leaflet [

Appeal Forms

Select the appeal form for your appeal type from the list below. Appeals must be submitted within the required time-limit indicated on your refusal letter.

 

Notice of Appeal - Refugee and Subsidiary Protection Status Appeal (Form 1)

Select this form if you wish to:

  • Appeal against a recommendation under section 39 (3) (b) of the International Protection Act 2015 (Recommendation to refuse Refugee Status only) or
  • Appeal against a recommendation under Section 39(3)(c) of the International Protection Act 2015. (Recommendation to refuse both Refugee and Subsidiary Protection Status) or
  • Appeal against a recommendation under section 39 (3)(c) in conjunction with the transitional provisions in section 70(6)(d) of the International Protection Act 2015 (Recommendation to refuse Subsidiary Protection Status only).


Notice of Appeal - Inadmissible Status Appeal (Form 2)

Select this form if you are appealing the decision:

  • that your international protection application was deemed inadmissible


Notice of Appeal - Subsequent Status Appeal (Form 3)

Select this form if you are appealing the decision:

  • that a subsequent protection application should not be accepted.

Notice of Appeal - Dublin III

Select this form if you are appealing the decision:

  • not to grant you Refugee Status under the Dublin III System Regulations.

Change of Address

Select this form if you wish to notify us:

  • that you have changed your address.

Note: you must notify the Tribunal immediately if you change your address at any time once you have submitted an appeal to us.

 

Notice of Withdrawal

Select this form if you wish to:

  • withdraw your appeal. You may withdraw your appeal at any stage in the appeals process.


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