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 This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn.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.

 

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 submit a Bank Draft (in Euro) drawn to an Irish Bank and made payable to the Department of Justice and Equality.  No other currency or method of payment is accepted in Dublin.

 

For information on the method of payment for re-entry visa applications please refer to the “Re-Entry Visas” page.

 

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

Bosnia

Morocco

Cote d’Ivoire

Peru

Ecuador

Republic of Macedonia

Indonesia

Serbia

Jamaica

Sri Lanka

Kosovo

Tunisia

Kyrgyzstan

Uganda

Montenegro

Zambia

 

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

  • Spouse (where the permission to reside is based on the Spouse with Irish Nationality)
  • Separated spouse (where the permission to reside is based on the Spouse and their Irish Nationality) - subject to judicial separation
  • Widow/widower (subject to death certificate)
  • Child (under 18 years)
  • Adopted child (under 18 years - subject to adoption papers)

 

Family member of EEA citizen who is exempt from visa fees

Spouse registered as a student or in employment (subject to submission of marriage certificate, passport of EEA citizen and, if applicable, details of educational institution)

 

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 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
  • 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.