If you wish to travel to Ireland or pass through an Irish port in order to travel to another state you may need an Irish visa.
You may need a visa to travel to Ireland even if you live in Ireland.
A visa is a paper document affixed to a page of the holder's passport. It permits a person to travel to Ireland during the validity period stated on the visa. It 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.
INIS will not be held responsible for any cancelled or unused travel tickets in the event of a visa application not being processed by an applicant's intended date of travel or where an application has been rejected by the Department of Justice and Equality. As a result, we advise all visa applicants NOT to purchase or book travel tickets until their visa application has been approved, issued and received.
Find out if you need an Irish visa and about applying for a visa on these pages.
Más mian le hiarratasóir iarratas a dhéanamh i nGaeilge ar víosa, is ceart dó dul i dteagmháil le firstname.lastname@example.org (i nGaeilge nó i mBéarla), go díreach, agus déanfaimid socruithe chun é a threorú tríd an bhfoirm iarratais i nGaeilge.
(i) Business Visa
(iv) Exam Visa
(vii) Join Ship
(ix) Medical Treatment
(xii) Visit (Family/Friends)
(xiii) Visit Tourist
(iv) Join Family
(v) Lay Volunteer
(vi) Minister of Religion
(d) Re-Entry Visas
(e) Transit Visas
(a) Visa Decisions
(d) Visa Appeals
9) Contact Us
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