You may need a visa for Ireland

Your family member has rights under EU treaties that may allow you to accompany or join them in Ireland without a visa. To exercise this right, you must hold a valid 'Residence card of a family member of a Union citizen'.

('Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen' is sometimes shortened to 'EU Family Residence Card'.)

You are from a visa required country and you wish to join your EU/EEA or Swiss family member in Ireland for less than 3 months. Change your answers

 

Before you travel

EU treaty rights & EU Family Residence Card

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During your stay

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.

To stay in Ireland for longer than 3 months

You must hold an EU Family Residence Card issued by Ireland to stay here for longer than 3 months.

To apply for an Irish EU Family Residence Card, your family member must be resident in Ireland and be exercising their free movement rights at the date of application.

Read more about how to apply to stay in Ireland for longer than 3 months.

How to apply for a visa

How to apply

You must apply from your home country or a country where you are a legal resident:

  1. Read detailed instructions for the Family Member of EU/EEA/Swiss Citizen Visa
  2. Submit your visa application online
  3. Send your passport and other documents for processing

Apply for a single entry (not a multiple entry) visa only.

You will be given instructions where to send your documents when you apply online.

Visa costs

Extra charges may apply for some applications, eg consular fees.

Help & information

Visas

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

Email: visamail@justice.ie

EU Treaty Rights

EU Treaty Rights Applications Unit
Residence Division
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Ireland
D02 XK70

Email: eutreatyrights@justice.ie

 

Contact

If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 20 January 2017

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