Visa application decisions

Decisions for visa applications are published here every Tuesday. Check current application waiting times.

To check if your application has been approved, download the Visa Decisions document (below) and search for your Visa Transaction Number.

Please note: The decisions page will next be updated on Monday 24th December 2018 & Wednesday 2nd January 2019 as the Office is closed on the Public Holidays (Christmas Day 25th December 2018, Saint Stephen's Day 26th December 2018, and New Years Day 1st January 2019).

Find your visa decision

Search for your visa number

Download and open the PDF document.

Press CTRL + F (or CMD + F in Apple Mac) on your keyboard.

Enter your Visa Transaction Number (double-check you entered it correctly).

Click Find.

If a decision is ready, your number and the visa decision will be shown.

If you cannot find your number, your application is not ready. Try again next Tuesday.

Check visa waiting times at the Dublin Visa Office.

What your decision means

Approved: You will see the visa you are approved for, eg study, business, family.

Refused: You will see the reasons why your application was refused (PDF 30KB).

What to do next

If your application is approved

If you sent your visa application directly to the Dublin Visa Office, they will contact you about issuing your visa.

Otherwise, contact the embassy or consulate where you made your application.

If your application is refused

You will be sent a letter of refusal that explains why your application was not approved.

You can appeal your visa decision at no additional cost. To do so, you must submit an appeal within 2 months of the date on your letter of refusal.

If you cannot find your application

Visa applications are processed in the order they are received. If you cannot find a decision about your application, it means it has not been processed yet.

Check current visa decision waiting times in the Dublin Visa Office

These times are updated as they change.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 18 December 2018

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