Visa Information for Ireland

visa ireland informationIf you are travelling to Ireland from certain countries you will need a valid Irish entry visa before arrival. See below for a list of nationalities that do  require visas for Ireland. An Irish visa is a certificate placed on your passport or travel document to show that you are authorised to land in Ireland (subject to immigration control)

Fees for an Irish Visa : Single-journey visa: €60 Multiple-journey visa: €100

Visa applications for Ireland have to be made online initially – then you need to send a signed summary of your application form, your original passport, a passport-sized colour photograph the fee, and all supporting documents, to the relevant Irish Embassy/Consulate/Visa Office . See here for locations of Irish Visa Offices around the world.

All Non EEA nationals (if you don’t need a visa to enter Ireland) have to must obtain permission to enter Ireland by reporting to an Immigration Officer at the point of entry. You will need to show documentation showing the purpose of your visit.

Visa Waiver Programme : This is a temporary scheme covering 16 countries. If a person from one of the 16 countries (see below) has a short-term UK visa – they can come to Ireland without the need for a separate Irish visa. This programme will end on 31 October 2021 .
The  countries are:

Belarus ,Bosnia and Herzegovina ,Montenegro ,Russian Federation , Serbia , Turkey
Ukraine , Bahrain , Kuwait , Oman, Qatar , Saudi Arabia ,United Arab Emirates2
India , Kazakhstan , Peoples Republic of China , Thailand

Since 28 October 2014, under a new British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS), visitors from China can travel freely within the Common Travel Area, (that is, Ireland and the UK, including Northern Ireland), using either an Irish or UK short-stay visa endorsed with ‘BIVS’. Since 9 February 2015 the Scheme has been extended to visitors from India. The Scheme operates through a reciprocal visa arrangement, whereby Ireland and the UK recognise short-stay visas issued by the other for travel to their jurisdiction. The British Irish Visa Scheme will replace the Irish Visa Waiver Programme

Irish Citizenship:
Anyone born outside Ireland who has a parent that was Irish born – is automatically an Irish Citizen. If you were born outside Ireland but your grandparents were born in Ireland – then you can also become an Irish Citizen – see this page for details.
Ireland Visa Information

States whose citizens require an Irish visa

Afghanistan , Albania,Algeria,Angola,Armenia,Azerbaijan,Bahrain,Bangladesh,
Belarus,Benin, Bhutan,Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Burkina F aso,Burma/Myanmar,Burundi,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cape Verde,Central African Republic,Chad,China,Colombia,Comoros,Congo (Brazzaville),Cote d’Ivoire,Cuba,Democratic Republic of Congo,Djibouti,Dominica,Dominican Republic .Ecuador ,Egypt,Equatorial Guinea,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Faroe Islands,Gabon,Gambia,Georgia,,Ghana,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,Haiti
,India,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Jamaica,Jordan,Kazakhstan,Kenya,Kosovo,Kuwait,Kyrgyzstan,Laos,Lebanon,Liberia,Libya,Macedonia (FYROM),Madagascar,Malawi,Mali,Marshall Islands,Mauritania,Mauritius,Micronesia,Moldova,Mongolia,Montenegro,Morocco,Mozambique,Namibia,Nepal,Niger,Nigeria,North Korea,Oman,Pakistan,Palau,Papua New Guinea,Peru,Philippines,Qatar,Russia,Rwanda,Sao Tome and Principe,Saudi Arabia,Senegal,Serbia,Sierra Leone,Somalia,South Sudan,Sri Lanka,State of Palestine,Sudan,Suriname,Syria,Tajikistan,Tanzania,Thailand,Timor Leste,Togo,Tunisia,Turkey,Turkmenistan,Uganda,Ukraine,United Arab Emirates,Uzbekistan,Venezuela,Vietnam,Yemen,Zambia,Zimbabwe


If your country is not listed here – you will need a Visa to enter Ireland – but check the  Latest List Here

Contact : Visa Office Department of Justice and Equality
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
13-14 Burgh Quay Dublin
2 Ireland