Visa Decisions

This webpage contains the latest details of visa decisions which have been referred by missions to Dublin for decision or where an application has been submitted directly to the Dublin office for processing.

Information for applicants:

In order to locate your visa decision you must have your visa transaction number available, as no names will be published on the list.


To find your visa decision:

  1. Click on the "Visa Decisions List" link at the bottom of this page in order to open the visa Decisions PDF page.
  2. Enter your visa transaction number in the "Find" box at the top of the visa Decisions PDF page and press either enter or return.
  3. Your visa decision should then be displayed, along with either the type of visa granted or the refusal reason(s), as appropriate.

Please note that a visa transaction number will not appear on the list where a decision has not been reached and the application is currently pending.


If your application has been approved:

Please contact the Irish Mission where you made your application or the Dublin Visa Office if your application was lodged directly in Dublin.


If your application has been refused:

Please refer to the "Explanation of Reason(s) for Refusal" link at the bottom of this page. 

Please note that in cases of refusal where specific documents or other supporting information\documentation are listed as missing or not submitted, it should not be assumed that submission of these documents will guarantee the issue of a visa. 

If your visa application has been refused, you may generally appeal this decision.  There will be no appeal allowed if you are found to have given false or misleading information in any part of your application, or submitted false, forged or fraudulent documentation. You can find information about how to appeal a visa aplication refusal by clicking on the "Appeals Procedure" link at the bottom of this page. 


If your application is not found:

  1. Please check that you entered the correct visa transaction number.
  2. When did you lodge your application? In normal circumstances, visa applications can take 4-6 weeks to process from when the application and all supporting documentation are received in Dublin.
  3. If your application was lodged recently, please be patient - all applications are dealt with in the order they are received.


Visa Decisions 23-09-14 to 29-09-14 (Size 38KB) This document is a pdf

Visa Decisions Archive 09-07-14 to 22-09-14 (Size 768KB) This document is a pdf 

Explanation of Reason(s) for Refusal (Size 30KB)  This document is a pdf

Appeals Procedure (Size 17KB)  This document is a pdf