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Common Legal Problems

Note: When the International Protection Act 2015 is commenced, the process of applying for international protection in Ireland will change. The information leaflet below is correct as of June 2016.

The asylum process

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Română (Romanian)  af Soomaali (Somali)

Refugee Documentation Centre Information Leaflet

Refugee Documentation Centre

Apply for Civil Legal Aid & advice for asylum seekers

Information on how to apply for Civil Legal Aid and advice for asylum seekers is available here.

A number of other organisations have information leaflets / booklets on their web sites which are very relevant to this area.

The following links will take you away from the Legal Aid Board website. The Legal Aid Board is not responsible for the content on other websites.

The following is information from the the Law Society of Ireland.

Civil Legal Aid in Ireland - Information for the Profession

The following is information from the FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres).

Civil Legal Aid Guide

Civil Legal Aid Guide (shorter) 


Please see also useful links.

The following are leaflets and information from the European Commission.

International family separation - Child custody and visiting rights across EU borders (this link opens an external website)

This leaflet is also available in other languages. Please click here to access the website and choose the language you require from the list.

International family separation - Cross-border parental child abduction (this link opens an external website)

This leaflet is also available in other languages. Please click here to access the website and choose the language you require from the list.

Video on Parental child abduction (this link opens an external website)

Video on Child custody and visiting rights (this link opens an external website)