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

If you apply by post, you should apply by 17 November to ensure you get a re-entry visa in time to travel on or before 24 December. Do not come to the re-entry visa office without an appointment. You will not be seen.

How to apply for a re-entry visa if travelling over Christmas and New Year

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.

Re-entry visas

Apply for a re-entry visa if you plan to leave Ireland for a short period, eg for a holiday.

Decisions on visa applications

New decisions on visa applications are published here every Tuesday.

Re-entry visa: Always apply early

Apply by post 8 weeks before you travel and earlier before busy periods, eg summer holidays.

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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: 13 December 2017

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