Hello everyone, I’m Mel Morano from the Philippines. I was living undocumented here in Ireland for almost 15 years. On the 31st of January I applied for the Undocumented Scheme and I have great news about my visa and work permit!
On the 1st of April I got my positive letter from the Department of Justice saying I now have a legal status here in Ireland.
I am so happy and already booked my tickets to go to home to visit my son and my mum.
I want anyone who is undocumented and watching this today to know that it is safe to apply for this scheme, if you meet the criteria.
You need to be living undocumented here in Ireland for 4 years or 3 years if you have children.
Even if you have a deportation order or have any other application ongoing you can apply.
I know what it’s like to live undocumented and to feel scared to come out of the shadows. I can assure you that once you meet the criteria, it is safe to apply.
The scheme closes on 31st July of this year. Do not miss this life-changing opportunity!