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

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