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Ireland Visa requirements

If you are travelling to Ireland, for any reason, you may need an entry visa to be able to enter the state of the Republic of Ireland. An Ireland visa states that you are authorised to land in the state, either by air, sea or land. It is a certificate placed in your passport giving you permission to enter the country. It is not a residence permit or an Ireland work visa. You will still have to go through immigration control at the airport and you may need to register with the Immigration department. If you are a member of the EU or EEA, you do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Many other countries are also exempt from needing an Ireland visa. Check out the website for a full list of countries.

Short Stay Visas

If you are intending to stay less than 90 days, you can apply for a short stay visa or “C” visa. This is only valid for 90 days and cannot be renewed from inside the state. This visa does not automatically allow you to work. You will need to apply for a residency permit to enable you to stay longer. You should apply online from your own country. The Ireland Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) can give you more details on the application procedure. You should allow up to 8 weeks for processing, so prepare well in advance. A visa will cost around €60 for a single-entry visa and €100 for multiple entries.

Long Stay Visas

Long stay visas, “D” visas, are available if you intend to stay longer than 90 days. This is not an automatic Ireland work visa. You will still need to register with the immigration authorities and apply for a residence card. Family members of an EU citizen, resident in Ireland, may not require a visa. You can contact the Irish embassy or consulate in your country for more information about Ireland visa applications. Even with a valid Ireland visa, you will have to pass through immigration at the border. Here you can be asked to prove your reason for travel and your ability to support yourself financially.


Preclearance is when non-EEA citizens are given permission to enter Ireland, before travelling. Preclearance makes the immigration process as simple as possible when you arrive at border control and when you register with immigration. Only certain categories of people can apply for preclearance before coming to Ireland. At the moment, religious ministers, volunteers and spouses of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders can apply for preclearance. Even then, preclearance is not a guarantee that an immigration officer will not refuse entry at border control.

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