Student scheme: September 2018

JFU at the Cliffs of Moher

On September 4th 2018, the Department of Justice and Equality announced plans for a new regularisation scheme.

All that has been announced so far is the information listed below. We'll update this page - and our social media - as *soon* as more details become available. 

We know just how important this is to people all over Ireland.

Key info so far:

  1. The scheme is open to anyone who came to Ireland as an international student between January 2005 and December 2010 and is now undocumented in the State.
  2. It's not open yet - there will be an application period starting later this year.
  3. More details of the scheme will be made public soon - watch this page and the INIS website.

If you think you might be eligible for the scheme, please be as patient as possible and wait for more details before doing anything else! We'll be here to update you and help you every step of the way. There will be plenty of time to get your papers in order - don't go to immigration yet. Our caseworkers are ready to support you throughout this process.

If you think you are not eligible for the scheme (if you came here on a tourist or non-student visa, for example), we know this news might be hard to take. All we can say is: we're here for you. MRCI is not going away, the Justice for the Undocumented campaign is not going away - members are already planning the next phase of the campaign! This is just one more step towards justice for ALL undocumented people in Ireland.

Are you undocumented and NOT a member of the Justice for the Undocumented campaign? If so, email jfu@mrci.ie - it's safe and confidential and the best way to keep up to date with all the news. And this campaign gets results! One day longer, one day stronger.