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Apply for a re-entry visa

You no longer need a re-entry visa if you have permission to remain in Ireland for longer than 90 days and if you travel using a passport issued by a visa required country or a travel document issued by certain countries. The only exception to this change is for holders of a Stamp 6 Immigration Permission.

Adult re-entry visa (aged 16 or older)

If you are an adult with a Stamp 6 Immigration Permission then you will still need to apply for re-entry visa. See full details of how to apply at Re-entry visa for an adult with stamp 6.

If you are from a visa required country and have a valid IRP card, GNIB card, you will not need a re-entry visa to return to Ireland on or after 13 May 2019. You will be able to show your passport and IRP, GNIB card to prove to airlines and immigration officials that you have a right to travel to Ireland.

Minors who are under 16 are not generally issued with IRP or GNIB cards. To ensure that minors with visa required nationality can re-enter the State without difficulty, their parents or guardians can apply for a re-entry visa for them. Re-entry visas for minors will be issued without charge. See below links for children aged 0-4 and 5-15.

Child re-entry visa (aged 15 or less)

A child's application must be made by their parent or legal guardian. See full details of how to apply at Re-entry visa for a minor under 16.




If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 30 May 2019