Immigration, International Protection and Citizenship Services
The Minister for Justice and Equality has responsibility for immigration matters in Ireland through two organisations: the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service and the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service’s role
The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) is an executive office of the Department of Justice and Equality.
INIS is responsible for undertaking the administrative functions of the Minister for Justice and Equality in relation to immigration, visa, international protection and citizenship matters.
The Garda National Immigration Bureau’s role
The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) is an office of An Garda Síochána (the Irish Police force).
The office is responsible for all Garda matters relating to immigration on a national basis, mainly border control, registrations, granting permission to remain, deportations and investigations relating to illegal immigration and human trafficking.
More information on immigration, international protection and citizenship services is available from the websites below.
Immigration, Visa and Citizenship services
International Protection services
- Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP)
- International Protection Office
- International Protection Appeals
- Reception and Integration Agency