Immigration, International Protection and Citizenship Services



The Minister for Justice has responsibility for immigration matters in Ireland through two organisations: the Immigration Service and the Garda National Immigration Bureau.


The Immigration Service Delivery’s role

The Immigration Service is an executive office of the Department of Justice.

It is responsible for undertaking the administrative functions of the Minister for Justice 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.



Further information

Immigration, Visa and Citizenship services

International Protection services

Migrant Integration services