Applying for a visa

What is a visa?

Do I need an Irish Visa?

I am the holder of a residence card of a family member of a Union citizen. Do I need a visa?

How long will my visa be valid for?

Will my visa be valid for multiple trips to Ireland?

I have no previous travel history to Ireland but it would be more convenient for me to have a multi-entry visa. Is this possible?

Will the documents I submit be returned to me?

How much does an Irish Visa application cost?

How long does it take to process an application?

Can my application be processed more quickly?

Does my child need a separate Visa to travel with me?

I hold a valid UK Visa, do I need an Irish visa to travel to the Republic of Ireland?

Will an Irish visa allow me to travel to Northern Ireland?

I live in Northern Ireland and hold a valid UK visa. Do I need an Irish visa to enter the Republic even on a short trip?

I am legally resident in Northern Ireland, where can I apply for an Irish visa?

I hold a valid Schengen Visa, do I need an Irish visa to come to the Republic of Ireland?

I will be travelling to, or I am already in, another country on a short visit before travelling to Ireland. Can I apply for my Irish visa in the Irish Embassy/Consulate there?

Can I come to Ireland to study?

If I get a Study Visa can my spouse/children join me in Ireland?

Can I come to Ireland to work?

If I get permission to work in Ireland can my spouse/children come with me/join me later?

Will my spouse be permitted to work?

Do I qualify for a Van der Elst Visa?

I am an Irish national. My spouse is a visa required national. Does she/he need a visa to visit/live in Ireland?


July 2011