International Protection Act 2015


Statement to be given to applicant

18.      (1) The Minister shall, as soon as practicable after receipt by him or her of an application, give or cause to be given to the applicant a statement in writing specifying, in a language that the applicant may reasonably be supposed to understand—

(a) the procedures to be followed in the examination under this Act of applications for international protection,

(b) the entitlement of the applicant, for the purposes of his or her application, to consult a legal representative,

(c) the entitlement of the applicant under this Act to be provided with the services of an interpreter,

(d) the entitlement of the applicant to make, in writing to the Minister, submissions in relation to his or her application,

(e) the duty of the applicant under section 27 to co-operate in relation to his or her application,

(f) the obligation of the applicant to comply with the requirements specified in section 16(3), and

(g) the possible consequences of the failure of the applicant to attend a personal interview, or to comply with the obligations referred to in paragraphs (e) and (f), including the possibility of section 38(5) applying to the applicant.

(2) The Minister, in giving or causing to be given a statement under subsection (1), shall, in addition, inform the applicant of his or her entitlements and duties under subsections (6) and (9) of section 49.