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.

Countries whose nationals are visa required

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