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Every year, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade assists many Irish citizens who are deported from the country they are residing in. Reasons for this include involvement in criminal activity, the end of a prison sentence, overstaying of a visa, or actions which cause the loss of legal right to remain.

We offer non-judgemental and practical support in such situations, and seek to ease the bureaucratic burden for the individual concerned and their family. We do not make representations on the individual’s behalf for a deportation order to be overturned, and you should be aware that decisions by immigration authorities are generally final.

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