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You do not need a visa

You do not need a visa to come to Ireland for a training course. However, your course must be for professional reasons only and must be arranged on a 'company-to-company' basis.

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

Arrange the training course

You can attend a training course in Ireland for work or professional development for up to 90 days.

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.

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 and several other documents, eg proof you are enrolled on a course.

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

During your stay in Ireland

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 will have prove to an immigration officer that you have a valid reason to re-enter Ireland every time you return.

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



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 20 January 2017

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