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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.

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE NOTE ISSUED - APPEALS BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION APPEALS TRIBUNAL




The Tribunal is committed to carrying out its functions in line with its legislative remit, in accordance with best international practices and to ensuring that decisions are issued expeditiously and in a manner that is consistent with fairness and natural justice. To support these commitments, and to assist all parties appearing before it, the Tribunal Chairperson has issued the attached Administrative Practice Note


The Practice Note provides information on:
• how to make an appeal and details on the requirements of the Notice of Appeal Form
• the different types of appeals:
o International Protection Refugee Status and Subsidiary Protection
o Section 21 of the 2015 Act (where an application for international protection has been deemed inadmissible)
o Section 22 of the 2015 Act which deals with subsequent applications
o Appeals pursuant to S.I. No. 62 of 2018 European Union (Dublin System) Regulations, 2018
o Appeals pursuant to S.I. 230 / 2018 European Union (Reception Conditions) Regulations

Information is also provided on:
• when and where the Tribunal sits
• how to get in touch with the Tribunal
• how documentation and submissions can be sent to the Tribunal and details of the acceptable formats of documents
• adjournments and postponements

Three particular items to note:

Submissions by way of fax
The Tribunal does not accept documentation submitted by way of fax. This is to ensure compliance with the Tribunal’s obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016 / 679.

Country of origin information (hereinafter referred to as “COI”)
COI, where possible, is to be submitted in electronic format only in all appeals. If COI is referenced in written submissions, a hyperlink to a PDF document or webpage should be inserted. The exact portion of the COI on which the Appellant wishes to rely should be cited (page number, paragraph number) and the relevance to the appeal of that portion of the COI should be set out clearly.

Index
The Tribunal would find it of great assistance if a soft copy index of all documentation and COI submitted by an appellant to the Tribunal with full titles and dates of each document, were emailed to the Tribunal no later than 10 working days before the oral hearing.



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