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You do not need a visa

You do not need a visa to come to Ireland for tourism or similar reasons. However, other immigration procedures apply.

Your exact preparations depend on your plans and personal circumstances. Read the information below to make sure you have everything you need.

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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 other documents. This may include a hotel reservation, travel itinerary, business invitation, etc.

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

There are extra rules if you are travelling with children under 18.

During your stay

Examples of activities you are permitted to do during your visit

  • Tourism
  • Visit family or friends
  • Business meetings or to attend a conference
  • To sit an exam

You must apply for permission to work if you will be paid to perform or attend an event (eg as a music, sports or other professional) for 15 days or more.

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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