Check if you need a visa

You may need a visa for Ireland based on your nationality and the reason for your visit.

Apply for a visa

Short stay, long stay, re-entry and transit visas, including application conditions & eligibility.

Re-entry visas

Apply for a re-entry visa if you plan to leave Ireland and return before May 13 2019. Please see important information about Interim Arrangements regarding the abolition of re-entry visas.

Decisions on visa applications

New decisions on visa applications are published here every Tuesday.

Applications directed to the Dublin Visa Office

Online Summary Application Form directs that the application be sent to Dublin.



Check if you need preclearance before travelling to Ireland

You may need to apply for preclearance before arriving in Ireland depending on the reason for your visit. Click on each scheme to see details of preclearance documents, application conditions and eligibility, and frequently asked questions.

Lay Volunteer

Minister of Religion

De Facto Partner of a Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder, or of a Non-EEA Researcher on a Hosting Agreement

De Facto Partner of an Irish National

Re-entry visa: Always apply early

Apply by post 8 weeks before you travel and earlier before busy periods, eg summer holidays.

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Travel from UK to Ireland

Some travellers with a valid UK visa may not need an Irish visa to visit Ireland.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 29 August 2019