On-Line Appointments Service for Re-entry Visas

03 December 2015

 The simplest and most convenient way to apply for a re-entry visa is by registered post using the Re-Entry Visa Application Form. Postal applications are normally processed within 10 working days and should always be the first option for applicants.

More generally, the position in relation to emergency appointments is that a limited number of such appointments are available each day to cover an unforeseen event such as the death or serious illness of a family member, and the applicant must be travelling within the next 2 days. When you attend your emergency appointment you will be required to show documentary proof that your application meets this definition. The cost of an emergency visa is €60 plus Administration fee of €100.

There is no need to attend the Public Office in person. However, if you wish to do so, an appointment must first be made using our On-Line Appointments Service by logging on to

You should also note that the visa that will issue under emergency circumstances is a single entry visa to facilitate your emergency travel only. The validity period will expire 5 days after the date of your return to Ireland as shown on your return flight ticket. All required documentation must be provided as required for a re-entry visa along with your travel tickets.


Más mian le hiarratasóir iarratas a dhéanamh i nGaeilge ar víosa, is ceart dó dul i dteagmháil le (i nGaeilge nó i mBéarla), go díreach, agus déanfaimid socruithe chun é a threorú tríd an bhfoirm iarratais i nGaeilge.

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.


1)  Visa Decisions


2)  Check if you need a Visa


(a)  Countries whose nationals are visa required

(b)  Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme

(c)  British Irish Visa Scheme

(d)  Residence card of a family member of a European Union Citizen

(e)  Convention Travel Documents

(f)   Non EU/EEA second level student resident in EU/EEA Member State


3)  Apply for a visa


  (a) Short Stay Visas (less than 3 months)

(i)     Business Visa

(ii)    Conference/Event Visa

(iii)   Information for Conference Organisers

(iv)   Exam Visa

(v)    Employment (Atypical Working Scheme)

(vi)   Internship

(vii)  Join Ship

(viii) Marriage/Civil partnership Visa

(ix)   Medical Treatment

(x)    Performance/Tournament

(xi)   Training

(xii)  Visit (Family/Friends)

(xiii) Visit Tourist

  (b) Long Stay Visas (More than 3 months)

(I)    Employment (Permits etc.)

(ii)   Employment (Scientific Researcher)

(iii)  Employment (Van der Elst)

(iv)  Join Family

(v)   Lay Volunteer

(vi)  Minister of Religion

(vii) Study

  (c)  Single/Multi Entry Visas

  (d)  Re-Entry Visas

(i)  Re-entry Visa Application Form

(ii) Current Processing Times

  (e)  Transit Visas

  (f)   Family Members of EU/EEA /Swiss Citizens

  (g)  Biometrics

  (h)  Fees

  (i)   Apply for a visa – how to apply


4)  Following your Application


  (a)  Visa Decisions

  (b)  Current Processing Times

  (c)  Understanding your Visa

  (d)  Visa Appeals


5)  Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme


6)  British Irish Visa Scheme


7)  Frequently Asked Questions


8)  News and Updates


9)  Contact Us



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