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Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme

In response to the current humanitarian crisis in Syria the Minister for Justice and Equality is putting in place a humanitarian initiative - the Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme (SHAP). This Programme will allow naturalised Irish citizens of Syrian birth and Syrian nationals already lawfully resident in the State, to make an Application for vulnerable close family members to join them in Ireland on a temporary basis for up to two years. Please read the Minister's Press Release and view FAQ's.

Children and Family Relationships Bill briefing note (PDF - 56KB)

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