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You do not need a visa

You do not need a visa to come to Ireland. However, you will need immigration permission to stay in Ireland for training. You must also register with immigration.

Your exact preparations depend on your plans and personal circumstances. Some of the most important are described below. Read this information carefully to make sure you have everything you need.

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Before you travel

Enroll in a training course

You must enroll in and have paid for your training course (in full) before you apply for immigration permission. You may only attend a training course for work or professional development.

The training course must be on a 'company-to-company' basis. That is, your attendance must be arranged (and/or paid for) by a company you work for or an organisation you belong to.

Apply for immigration permission

After you have paid for your course, you must apply for and receive immigration permission to do training in Ireland.

Read more about permission for training in Ireland.

You will not be allowed to come here for training if you do not have immigration permission.

When you travel

Prepare for border control

You will need to prove that you have a valid reason for entering Ireland to an immigration officer at border control.

To do so, you will need your passport, proof you are enrolled on a course (eg printed confirmation), your original immigration permission letter and other documents.

If you cannot satisfy the immigration officer, you will not be allowed into Ireland.

After you enter

Apply for permission to stay & register with immigration

After you enter the country, you must apply for permission to stay in Ireland and register with immigration before the date shown by the stamp in your passport.

If you don't get permission and register in time, you may have to leave the country.

During your stay

Bringing your family to Ireland

You cannot bring your family to Ireland (unless otherwise approved).

Travel to Northern Ireland & United Kingdom

If you intend to travel to Northern Ireland, check with the United Kingdom authorities if you need a visa.

Leaving & returning to Ireland

If you plan to leave and come back to Ireland during your stay, you must prove to an immigration officer that you have a valid reason to enter Ireland every time you return.

Make sure you have any necessary documents with you for each return journey, before you travel.

Conditions & costs


To register with immigration (after you arrive in Ireland):

Help & information


Residence Division
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Email: Email contact addresses


Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Email: (if you live in Dublin)
Email: (if you live outside Dublin)



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 20 January 2017

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