Undocumented immigrants in Ireland and their families will be able to apply for permission to reside in Ireland from today for the next six months.
The “once-in-a-generation” scheme is open to people who have been living here for at least four years without documentation, or three years if they have minor children.
Applicants will have to meet specific criteria. Spouses, civil partners or de facto partners and eligible children aged 18 to 23 years of the primary applicant are also eligible.
Successful applicants will be granted immigration permission and have their residency status regularised, meaning they have full access to the labour market in Ireland.
From there, they will be able to pursue Irish citizenship by naturalisation.
Online applications for the scheme will be accepted from 10:00am on Monday the 31st January 2022 for six months until 31st July 2022, when the scheme will close.