Visa fees

The fees for visas are:

  • Single entry €60
  • Multi entry €100
  • Transit €25

The visa fee is an administration fee which covers the cost of processing your application. This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn.

You may be required to pay additional charges e.g. relating to the submission of your documents. The website of the Visa Office/Embassy/ Consulate will have details about additional charges and any local payment options. Please click here for further information.

You will be told where to pay the fee (ie the right Visa Office/Embassy/Consulate for you) when you apply online via AVATS.

Applications directed to the Visa Office Dublin

If you are applying for a visa from outside Ireland and your online application has been directed to the Visa Office in Dublin, you must send with your application a Bank Draft (in Euro) drawn to an Irish Bank and made payable to the Department of Justice and Equality. Alternatively a family member/friend in Ireland can get the bank draft or a postal order for you and send it by registered post to Visas Customer Service, INIS, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70 quoting the application number and applicant's name. No other currency or method of payment is accepted in Dublin.


Visa fee exemptions

Some applicants are exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee. Check below if the visa fee does not apply to you.

Nationalities exempt from visa fees



Cote d’Ivoire

North Macedonia






Sri Lanka








Family members of Irish Citizens

Family members of Irish Citizens who are exempt from visa fees (on production of the required documents)

  • Spouse
  • Widow/widower (subject to death certificate)
  • Child (under 18 years)
  • Adopted child (under 18 years - subject to adoption papers)


Beneficiaries of Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive)

Beneficiaries of Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive) i.e. ‘qualifying family members’ of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizens are exempt from visa fees.

  • Spouse
  • Child ( under 21 years)
  • Child (under 21 years) of the spouse
  • Adopted child (subject to adoption papers)
  • Dependent parent
  • Dependent parent of the spouse
  • Other dependent family members in the direct ascending line ( e.g. grandparent) or descending line (e.g. grandchild)
  • Other dependent family members of the spouse in the direct ascending (e.g. grandparent) or descending line ( e.g. grandchild)


Nationals of the countries included in the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme

Nationals of the countries included in the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme who are long term legal residents in the UK or Schengen area.


Other persons who are exempt from visa fees

  • Holders of diplomatic, service, official passports (who are coming to Ireland in an official capacity – e.g. they are not coming to Ireland for a holiday)
  • Programme Refugees (within the meaning of the Refugee Act 1996)

All references to 'spouse' also apply to a civil partner i.e. a person who has contracted a registered partnership, or is a party to a class of legal relationship specified in an order under section 5 of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 as entitled to be recognised as a civil partnership.