Business Visa

Conference Visa

Performance Visa

Business Visa - application documents required

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.
  • Passport, valid for 6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable. (If your passport is relatively new, it may assist your application if you provide your previous passport showing any previous visas for any other country, and your previous travel history)
  • If visiting another State prior to traveling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in your passport before applying for an Irish visa
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused
  • If you are resident in a country other than your country of origin, evidence of your permission to reside in that country. This permission should be valid for at least 3 months after your intended departure from Ireland
  • A letter from your employer confirming that you are undertaking this trip on the Company’s behalf, the purpose of the visit, dates, and outlining who will be responsible for the costs of the trip – travel, accommodation, expenses etc
  • Your employer should also confirm that you will be returning to that employment following the visit
  • A letter from the Irish company confirming the visit, dates, reasons for visit, details of who will meet costs of trip, accommodation details, and full contact details. Evidence of a prior link between both companies, and evidence of communications between them regarding this visit would be helpful
  • If you are personally responsible for the costs of this trip, submit evidence of your personal finances - a detailed statement of your bank account covering a six- month period immediately prior to your visa application is required. You must also explain why you are undertaking this trip at your own expense
  • Evidence of insurance cover will help us decide your application. If we grant you a visit you should show proof of medical/travel insurance when you arrive at the port of entry.


NOTES

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.
All of the above documents must be submitted with your application
All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation
The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

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Conference Visaá- application documents required

Note to Conference Organisers

When organising a conference at which you expect to have delegates/attendees from visa required countries, it is imperative that arrangements for the issuance of visas are made in adequate time.
It is recommended that you notify the visa office well in advance, by e-mail at
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visamail@justice.ie, giving full details of the conference and where possible, a list of the delegates that wish to attend.
This list should clearly indicate guest speakers and other delegates whose attendance at the conference is vital. If conference organisers can vouch for the bona-fides of any delegates, please give full details.
Where you have simply been contacted by someone who obtained your details via a website, you should also inform the visa office of this and we will decide the merits of the application based on all information submitted.

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Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.

  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.
  • Passport, valid for 6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable. (If your passport is relatively new, it may assist your application if you provide your previous passport showing any previous visas for any other country, and your previous travel history).
  • Where a child under the age of eighteen is traveling alone, the consent of both parents/guardians is required. If the child is traveling with one parent, the consent of the other parent is required. Where only one parent has total custody and access rights, official evidence of this must be provided.
  • If visiting another State prior to traveling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in your passport before applying for an Irish visa.
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • If you are resident in a country other than your country of origin, evidence of your permission to reside in that country. This permission should be valid for at least 3 months after your intended departure from Ireland.
  • Letter from conference host confirming you will be attending conference, details of the nature, dates, place & duration of conference, and that registration fees (where relevant) have been paid.
  • Letter from your employer or Association confirming your attendance, and outlining the relevance of the conference to your employment or involvement in your Association.
  • Evidence from both your employer and conference host showing who will be responsible for all costs including travel, accommodation, expenses etc.
  • If you are paying these costs yourself, a detailed statement of your bank account covering a six-month period immediately prior to your application is required. You should also explain why you are attending this conference at your own expense.
  • Evidence of your obligations to return to your country of permanent residence following the conference – letter from your employer/college showing the date of expected return
  • Evidence of insurance cover will help us decide your application. If we grant you a visit you should show proof of medical/travel insurance when you arrive at the port of entry.

NOTES

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.
All of the above documents must be submitted with your application
All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation
The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

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Performance visa

Noteáto Event Organisers

When organising an event at which you intend to have a visa-required national perform, we recommend that you notify the visa office well in advance, by e-mail atávisamail@justice.ie giving full details of the event, schedule and dates of performances. The reasons for engaging this particular performer/act, how they came to your attention, if you can vouch for the bona-fides of the person/group – what checks you have carried out to enable you to do so, should also be given. Please also state who is responsible for covering travel and accommodation costs, and living expenses for the duration of the performer’s stay in the State.

Visa application document required from Performers

  • Fully complete the online application form, and submit your signed summary application form, photographs and fee.
  • In addition to the signed summary application form, please also submit a signed letter of application
  1. outlining your reason for wishing to visit Ireland,
  2. giving details of any members of your family who are currently in Ireland, or any other EU State.
  3. stating how long you plan to stay,
  4. undertaking that you will observe the conditions of your visa, that you will not become a burden on the State, and that you will leave the State on the expiry of your permission to remain.
  • Passport, valid for 6 months after your intended date of departure from the State, and copy of previous passport if applicable. (If your passport is relatively new, it may assist your application if you provide your previous passport showing any previous visas for any other country, and your previous travel history).
  • If visiting another State prior to traveling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that State must be obtained and in your passport before applying for an Irish visa
  • If you have been refused a visa for any other country, details of this must be given. Submit the original letter issued to you by the authorities of that country. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.
  • If you are resident in a country other than your country of origin, evidence of your permission to reside in that country. This permission should be valid for at least 3 months after your intended departure from Ireland.
  • Schedule of dates and performances
  • Letter from your hosts in Ireland giving details of the festival/event, and confirmation that you are scheduled to perform. Details of the background on how your hosts came to know about you, and engage you for this event will also help in making a decision on your application
  • Letter from your employer/organisation in your home country or country of permanent residence confirming your attendance at this event, and giving background details about your group/act, including evidence of past performances both in your own country and others.
  • Evidence of previous travel history to similar events will assist your application
  • Evidence of your obligations to return to your country of permanent residence – letter from your employer/college giving the dates you will return
  • Evidence of how trip will be funded – who will cover costs of travel, accommodation and expenses
  • Evidence of insurance cover will help us decide your application. If we grant you a visit you should show proof of medical/travel insurance when you arrive at the port of entry.

NOTES

All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if available.
All of the above documents must be submitted with your application
All documentation must be in English or accompanied by a notarised translation
The provision of all the documentation listed in no way guarantees that a visa will be granted.

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