International Protection Act 2015

54.

Permission to reside in State

54.      (1) A qualified person shall be given a permission to reside in the State for a specified period of not less than 3 years.

(2) A family member shall be given a permission to reside in the State for a specified period of not less than 1 year and, in case of renewal, of not less than 2 years.

(3) A permission given under subsection (1) or (2)

(a) shall be renewable unless compelling reasons of national security or public order (“ ordre public”) otherwise require, and

(b) shall cease to be valid where the person to whom it was given ceases to be a qualified person or a family member, as the case may be.

(4) In this section and section 55 , “family member” means a person in relation to whom—

(a) a permission to enter and to reside in the State given under section 56 is in force, or

(b) a permission to reside in the State given under section 57 is in force.