The Government is being warned that hundreds of asylum seekers are facing extreme distress this weekend following changes to the application process.
They are struggling to complete a 60 page application form, with a deadline to submit it, and a shortage of legal advisers to help.
Vicky Donnelly, Coordinator of the Galway One World Centre says its a shambles.
"On the ground we are seeing immense distress right around the country.
"Hundreds if not thousands of people were, who are already in the asylum system, were issued with a 60 page questionnaire as part of a re-application process and they were told to seek legal advice before submitting these forms which are very complicated."