Check if you need a visa

You may need a visa for Ireland based on your nationality and the reason for your visit.

Apply for a visa

Short stay, long stay, re-entry and transit visas, including application conditions & eligibility.

Decisions on visa applications

New decisions on visa applications are published here every Tuesday.

Re-entry visas

Leave Ireland for short periods if you live here & have a valid registration certificate (GNIB card).

Re-entry visa: Apply now for Christmas

Apply by 17 November at the latest to get a re-entry visa in time to travel before Christmas.

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Travel from UK to Ireland

Some travellers with a valid UK visa may not need an Irish visa to visit Ireland.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 25 September 2017

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