Important 1: Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Ireland. (List of Countries) S.I 345 of 2011 Schedule 1.
In the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, where the processing of large volumes of applications is involved, a balance has to be struck between the work involved in the processing of the applications on the one hand and answering queries in relation to when the applications will be processed, on the other.
While every effort is made to facilitate customer queries, the office believes that, when deciding on the allocation of resources, the balance should be in favour of processing applications. The visa email facility is in operation and we encourage enquirers to use this facility regarding visa related matters.
It is open to persons making enquires in respect of visa matters to include in their email communication a contact telephone number. In certain circumstances a visa office representative may contact the enquirer to provide guidance or to seek further clarification.
Visa Office contact information:
Visa Office Dublin
Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13/14 Burgh Quay
Important 2: Enquires or matters relating to immigration registrations and re-registrations of permission to remain (renewal of G.N.I.B. Card) must be addressed to the Garda National Immigration Bureau in the first instance. Such matters are not appropriate to the Visa Office.
The Garda National Immigration Bureau can be contacted in the following ways:
Phone: 01 666 9100
For further information contact your local Garda station or visit the Garda website at The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB)
We also have Visa Offices in the following countries:
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Including Northern Ireland)
25 October 2012