If you have been granted temporary protection, you can get help with getting somewhere to stay if you need it. You should tell immigration officials that you need a place to stay when you arrive in Ireland and they will refer you to the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS).

 The type of accommodation you will be offered depends on what is available at that time.

If you need accommodation and you are already in Ireland, you can email the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS) at or visit a Ukraine Support Centre - Social Welfare supports for those arriving from Ukraine under the EU Temporary Protection Directive ( 

Include the following information in your email;

  • The full name of anyone who needs accommodation
  • Dates of birth
  • Where you are now (the full address if you have one)
  • When you need the accommodation (for example, from tonight)
  • Medical conditions, disabilities, allergies and dietary requirements

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State Support

When you arrive in Ireland, you can apply to the Department of Social Protection for income support. This is a weekly social welfare payment for you and any dependents (for example, children) you may have.

To get any Irish social welfare payments you need a Personal Public Service Number (PPS Number). If you arrive at Dublin Airport, you will be brought to the City West Convention Centre in Dublin. You can apply for your PPS number there.

If you did not arrive through Dublin airport or you are already in Ireland, and have not applied for a PPS number, you can apply at a Department of Social Protection Offices. If you are living in Dublin, Cork or Limerick, you should go to one of the Ukrainian Support Centres. You can also call into one of your local Intreo Office where the staff will be able to help you to get a PPS number.


What you need to bring;

  • Your Ukrainian National Identity card
  • Your Ukrainian Passport
  • OR
  • Another form of identification

Information for Hosts

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