Countries whose nationals are visa required

Please check the latest S.I. No. 473 of 2014 Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2014 launched on 13th October 2014, to be read in conjunction with S.I. No 513 of 2015 Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2015 .

Nationals of the states or territorial entities listed below are subject to an Irish visa requirement for the purposes of travelling to the State. Possession of a valid Irish visa does not guarantee entry to the State.  An Immigration Officer at the port of entry has the authority to grant or deny admission, and to decide the duration of a person’s stay in the State.

Nationals of the states or territorial entities marked with *are required to be in possession of a valid 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.

Following the publication of the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. 175 of 2015), nationals of **Ethiopia travelling from Ethiopia to the United States or Canada, and transiting through Ireland, are not subject to Irish transit visa requirements so long as the person concerned is in possession of a current and valid visa for the purpose of entry into the United States of America or Canada.

 

Please check our News and Updates page for any upcoming changes to the list of  states or territorial entities whose nationals require visas.

 

 

A

Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of*

Albania, Republic of*

Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of

Angola, Republic of

Armenia, Republic of

Azerbaijan, Republic of

 

B

Bahrain, Kingdom of

Bangladesh, People’s Republic of

Belarus, Republic of

Benin, Republic of

Bhutan, Kingdom of

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Burkina Faso

Burma/Republic of the Union of Myanmar

Burundi, Republic of

 

C

Cambodia, Kingdom of

Cameroon, Republic of

Cape Verde, Republic of

Central African Republic

Chad, Republic of

China, People’s Republic of

Colombia, Republic of

Comoros, Union of the

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville)

Congo, Democratic Republic of*

Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Ivory Coast

Cuba, Republic of*

 

D

Djibouti, Republic of

Dominican Republic

 

E

Ecuador, Republic of

Egypt, Arab Republic of

Eritrea, State of*

Equatorial Guinea, Republic of

Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of**

 

F

Faroe Islands

 

G

Gabon, Republic of

Gambia, Republic of the

Georgia

Ghana, Republic of*

Greenland

Guinea, Republic of

Guinea-Bissau, Republic of

 

 

H

Haiti, Republic of

 

I

India, Republic of

Indonesia, Republic of

Iran, Islamic Republic of*

Iraq, Republic of*

 

J

Jamaica

Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of

 

K

Kazakhstan, Republic of

Kenya, Republic of

Korea (North), Democratic Republic of

Kosovo, Republic of

Kuwait, State of

Kyrgyzstan

 

L

Laos, People’s Republic of

Lebanon, Republic of*

Liberia, Republic of

Libya, State of

 

M

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Madagascar, Republic of

Malawi

Mali, Republic of

Marshall Islands, Republic of the

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of

Mauritius, Republic of

Micronesia, Federated States of

Moldova, Republic of*

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco, Kingdom of

Mozambique, Republic of

 

N

Namibia, Republic of

Nepal, Federal Democratic Republic of

Niger, Republic of

Nigeria, Federal Republic of*

 

O

Oman, Sultanate of

 

P

Pakistan, Islamic Republic of

Palau, Republic of

Palestinian National Authority

 

 

Papua New Guinea, Independent State of

Peru, Republic of

Philippines, Republic of the

 

Q

Qatar, State of

 

R

Russian Federation

Rwanda, Republic of

 

S

Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Senegal, Republic of

Serbia, Republic of

Sierra Leone, Republic of

Somalia, Federal Republic of*

Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of*

Sudan,Republic of the

Sudan, Republic of South

Suriname, Republic of

Syrian Arab Republic

 

T

Tajikistan, Republic of

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand, Kingdom of

Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of

Togo, Republic of

Tunisia, Republic of

Turkey, Republic of

Turkmenistan

 

U

Uganda, Republic of

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan, Republic of

 

V

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Vietnam, Socialist Republic of

 

Y

Yemen, Republic of

 

Z

Zambia, Republic of

Zimbabwe, Republic of*