Reception facility for Ukrainians established at Dublin Airport

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the Irish government in establishing a new receiving center at Dublin Airport to register Ukrainian nationals and family members who have arrived in Ireland as a result of the conflict in Ukraine.

IOM will give technical help to all Ukrainian applicants arriving at the airport in order to register and process temporary protection residence cards. The center will also serve as a one-stop-shop, offering services such as social security number (PPSN) processing and housing assistance.

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“We are honoured to be supporting the Government of Ireland in its rapid and comprehensive response to the Ukrainian crisis,” said Lalini Veerassamy, IOM’s Chief of Mission in Ireland. “This partnership will help to facilitate the safe and orderly arrival of Ukrainian nationals to Ireland.”

Since the crisis began, more than 5,500 Ukrainian people have come in Ireland, with more likely in the coming weeks. Ireland, along with the rest of the European Union, has activated the Temporary Protection Directive, which allows any Ukrainian citizens and third-country nationals impacted by the crisis to work, live, and receive social services for a year without having to apply for international protection.

Ireland’s government has also relaxed visa restrictions for Ukrainian citizens visiting the country, and airlines have been asked to accept alternate forms of identification for people who do not have passports.

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