Visa application decisions

Decisions for visa applications are published here every Tuesday afternoon.

To check if your application has been approved, download the Visa Decisions document (below) and search for your Visa Transaction Number.

Visa decisions


Document icon Download Visas Decisions
for 17 May to 23 May 2016 (PDF 68KB)
Document icon Download archive of Visas Decisions
for 03 March 2016 to 15 May 2016 (PDF 512KB)

Help & reasons for refusal

How to find your visa number in the decisions PDF

  • Download and open the PDF document.
  • Press CTRL + F (or CMD + F in Apple Mac) on your keyboard.
  • Enter your Visa Transaction Number. (Double-check that you enter it correctly.)
  • Click Find.
  • If a decision is ready, your number and the visa decision will be shown.

What to do next

If your application is approved

If you sent your visa application directly to the Dublin Visa Office, they will contact you about issuing your visa. Otherwise, contact the embassy or consulate where you made your application.

If your application is refused

You will be sent a letter of refusal that explains why your application was not approved.

You can appeal your visa decision at no additional cost. To do so, you must submit an appeal within 2 months of the date on your letter of refusal.

How the visa appeals procedure works (PDF 138KB)

If you cannot find your application

Visa applications are processed in the order they are received. If you cannot find a decision about your application, it means it has not been processed yet.

Check current processing times for applications in the Dublin Visa Office. (These times are updated as they change.)

Further information

If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 24 May 2016