You need a transit visa for Ireland
You need a Transit Visa to travel through an Irish airport on your way to another destination.
If you wish to enter Ireland, you must apply for a short stay or long stay visa in the normal way. You will not be allowed through border control using a Transit Visa only.
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Before you travel
Apply for a visa for your country of destination
You must have a visa for the country you are travelling to in your passport, before you apply for an Irish Transit Visa.
You will not be given an Irish Transit Visa if you do not have a visa for your final destination.
Apply for a Transit Visa
Apply for a Transit Visa. You will not be allowed to come to Ireland without:
- A visa for your final destination, and
- An Irish Transit Visa
When you travel
In the Irish airport
When you arrive in Ireland, you will stay 'airside' of the border while you wait for your connecting flight.
You will not be allowed to pass through border control for any reason.
How to apply
When to apply
You should apply for a visa 3 months before you travel.
You may need extra time to also apply for the visa for your destination country.
How to apply
You must apply from your home country or a country where you are a legal resident:
- Read detailed instructions for the Transit Visa
- Submit your visa application online
- Send your passport and other documents for processing
You will be given instructions where to send your documents when you apply online.
- €25 : Transit Visa
- Some applicants do not pay visa fees
Extra charges may apply for some applications, eg consular fees.