Check if you need a visa
Whether you need an Irish visa to land in the State or an Irish transit visa when arriving at a port in the State for the purposes of passing through the port in order to travel to another state depends on what country you are from.
Even if you are a national of a visa required country you may not require an Irish visa if:
- you hold a residence card of a family member of a European Union Citizen,
- the Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme applies to you,
- you hold a Convention travel document and wish to come to Ireland for a for short stay, or
- you are a non-EU/EEA second level student resident in an EU/EEA Member State who is seeking to come to Ireland as part of a group school excursion.
Find out if you are a national of a visa required country and if one of the exceptions applies to you on these pages.
Visa required countries
- Travel to Ireland with a child under 18
- Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme
- British Irish Visa Scheme
- Residence card of a family member of a European Union Citizen
- Convention travel documents
- Non EU/EEA second level student resident in EU/EEA Member State