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Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Ireland

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Ireland

Ireland Short-term Visa

Ireland short-term visas are designated for allowing holders to stay in Ireland for up to 90 days. Short-term visas can be both single-entry and multiple-entry. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, short-term training, exchange programs, short-term work, and many other non-permanent nuances. You can check all the required documents for each type of visa application, visa fees, processing time, and where to apply for a visa below.

Below nationals are exempted for Ireland visa fees:

  • Bosnia
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Ecuador
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • North Macedonia
  • Peru
  • Serbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

 


Ireland Tourist Visa

Ireland Tourist visa is issued for applicants intending to visit Ireland for tourism and sightseeing. You can apply for an Ireland Tourist visa in order to realize your tourist activities.

 
Required Documents for Ireland Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed online in English and signed by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Salary certificates
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 6 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other

10. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Ireland, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

11. Cover Letter (if any)

  • You can describe your travel plans, purpose of stay, and other issues needed to clarify on this letter.

12. Proof You will Return Home

  • Documents that show your reasons why you should return home after your visit ends. They can include:
    • Your work
    • Your education or study
    • Your family in your home country (marriage certificates, birth certificates of our children, etc.)
    • Your properties (original tenancy/rental agreements, etc.)

13. For Minors:

  • Copy and English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • Permit letter by parents/guardians if minor is traveling alone or permit letter by one of the guardians/parents in case of minor is traveling with one of them.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Ireland Tourist Visa

The average processing time for an Ireland Tourist visa is 15-45 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Ireland Tourist Visa Fee

Ireland Tourist visa fee is 60 EUR for a single-entry visa and 100 EUR for a multiple-entry visa. for foreign nationals (it can slightly vary depending on your country and nationality). You can be required to pay additional pays (such as Visa Application Center fees, courier fees) if you apply from Visa Application Centers.

 
Where to Apply for Ireland Tourist Visa?

You will apply for the Ireland Tourist visa in Ireland visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


Ireland Business Visit Visa

Ireland Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Ireland and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

Under the Business visa category, other following cases would be applicable:

  • Business matters/meetings/negotiation/trainings
  • Scientific/Research events
  • Journalists
  • Official delegations
 
Required Documents for Ireland Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed online in English and signed by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Salary certificates
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 6 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other
  • If your trip is sponsored by the company, attaching these documents is not necessary.

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations (if applicable including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip in Ireland)

  • Invitation letter from company/authority in Ireland with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Ireland with details of organizer/host, with full address in Ireland, duration of the event, and reason to take part (e.g. visitor ticket for trade fair).
  • Letter from applicant’s employer stating the details of employer’s travel to Ireland on business/conference or training on behalf of the company and also details of the finance issues of the trip.
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Ireland, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

12. Proof You will Return Home

  • Documents that show your reasons why you should return home after your visit ends. They can include:
    • Your work
    • Your education or study
    • Your family in your home country (marriage certificates, birth certificates of our children, etc.)
    • Your properties (original tenancy/rental agreements, etc.)

 

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Ireland Business Visa

The average processing time for an Ireland Business visa is 15-45 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Ireland Business Visa Fee

Ireland Business visa fee is 60 EUR for a single-entry visa and 100 EUR for a multiple-entry visa. for foreign nationals (it can slightly vary depending on your country and nationality). You can be required to pay additional pays (such as Visa Application Center fees, courier fees) if you apply from Visa Application Centers.

 
Where to Apply for Ireland Business Visa?

You will apply for an Ireland Business visa in Ireland visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 

Ireland Training Visa

Ireland Internship Visa

Ireland Conference or Event Visa

Ireland Performance or Tournament Visa

Ireland Performance or Tournament visa is issued to foreigners who intend to attend conferences or events in Ireland. This visa gives you the authorization to enter Ireland and stay here for a maximum period of your visa validity, as permitted.

 
Required Documents for Ireland Performance or Tournament visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed online in English and signed by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors, below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least one or two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.
  • 3x4 size

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

5. Residence Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your transiting through Ireland.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • 1 copy of residence permit/visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)
  • Copies of previous visas
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Salary certificates
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.
  • Generally, there are several recognized ways to prove your financial sufficiency:
    • A personal bank statement indicating your financial movements (for at least 6 last months)
    • Credit card
    • Cash
    • Traveler’s cheques
    • Payslips
    • Proof of employment
    • Supporting document to attest sponsor’s readiness to cover your expenses during your stay
    • Proof of prepaid accommodation
    • Document about accommodation in private
    • Proof of prepaid transport
    • Other
  • If your trip is sponsored by the company/organizer, attaching these documents is not necessary.

10. Documents Reflecting the Nature of Your Trip if applicable including information about who covers the expenses of the trip in Ireland)

  • Invitation letter from organizer/company in Ireland with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the event or conference
  • Letter from applicant’s employer stating the details of employer’s travel to Ireland on event/conference or training on behalf of the company and also details of the finance issues of the trip.
  • Information on event/performance/tournament being visited in Ireland with details of organizer/host, with full address in Ireland, duration of the event, and reason to take part (e.g. visitor ticket for trade fair).
  • Sponsorship letters for group members, clubs, groups, orchestras, societies

11. Medical Insurance

  • Valid in Ireland, covering all the intended period of stay and of a value not less than 30,000 EUR (original and copy)

12. Proof You will Return Home

  • Documents that show your reasons why you should return home after your visit ends. They can include:
    • Your work
    • Your education or study
    • Your family in your home country (marriage certificates, birth certificates of our children, etc.)
    • Your properties (original tenancy/rental agreements, etc.)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 
Processing Time for Ireland Performance or Tournament Visa

The average processing time for an Ireland Performance or Tournament visa is 15-45 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 
Ireland Performance or Tournament Visa Fee

Ireland Performance or Tournament visa fee is 60 EUR for a single-entry visa and 100 EUR for a multiple-entry visa. for foreign nationals (it can slightly vary depending on your country and nationality). You can be required to pay additional pays (such as Visa Application Center fees, courier fees) if you apply from Visa Application Centers.

 
Where to Apply for Ireland Performance or Tournament Visa?

You will apply for an Ireland Performance or Tournament visa in Ireland visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Ireland Visiting Family and Friends Visa

Ireland Medical Treatment Visa

Ireland Marriage Visa

Ireland Transit Visa

Ireland Transit Visa

Ireland Long Stay “D” Visa

Ireland Study Visa

Ireland Employment Visa

Ireland Research Visa

Ireland Volunteer Visa

Ireland Minister of Religion Visa

Ireland Join a Family Member Visa

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FAQ

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Ireland?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Ireland, even if you are not required a visa:

•          The purpose of your trip to Ireland must be plausible and comprehensible.

•          Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Ireland.

•          You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.

•          You must hold a confirmed return flight to prove that you are prepared to leave Ireland before the visa expires.

•          You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Ireland.

•          You must not pose a threat to security or public order.

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Can I get a residence permit for Ireland at the Consulate General?

No, you cannot get a residence permit for Ireland at the embassy or consulate of Ireland. You should get a long-term visa, then apply for a residence permit after your arrival in Ireland.

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What happens if my Ireland visa application is rejected?

If your Ireland visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Ireland mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Do I have to participate in the Embassy or Visa Administrative Center in person, if I am not applying to e-visa?

It depends on your country of residence or the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center’s rules and obligations. In some countries, sending your documents via courier is enough to the embassy/consulate/Visa Administrative Center.

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Can the Embassy/Consulate request me to provide additional documents or information?

The embassy may request you to provide additional documents or information, according to your personal situation, even after you have submitted all the required documents mentioned on the official website of the Embassy/Consulate/Visa Application Center.

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I have a visa; will I be authorized to enter Ireland?

Not surely. There is no guarantee that you will be allowed to enter and stay in the country. The Irish airline officials determine the entry at the port of entry, and your passport will be stamped upon approval.

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What is the local currency of Ireland?

Euro is the local currency in Ireland. You can Euro for every transaction in daily life.

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