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Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner in accordance with the Refugee Act, 1996 is:

  1. to investigate applications from persons seeking a declaration for refugee status and to issue appropriate recommendations to the Minister for Justice and Equality,


  2. to investigate applications by refugees to allow family members to enter and reside in the State and report to the Minister for Justice and Equality on such applications,

  3. to investigate applications for subsidiary protection, and issue appropriate recommendations to the Minister for Justice and Equality on such applications


and in so doing, to provide a high quality service to our customers through the implementation of policies and procedures which are fair and open, treating all applicants with courtesy and sensitivity.




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