Applications directed to the Dublin Visa Office

The information on this page refers to visa applications where the online Application Summary Form directs you to send the application to the Dublin Visa Office. The Application Summary Form is created by the online system when you click <Submit> at the end of completing your details online on AVATS.

Apply for an Irish visa online via AVATS

Where do I send my application?
Where the online application summary form has directed the applicant to send the application to Dublin it must sent to:

Visas Customer Service
INIS
13-14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2, D02 XK70
IRELAND

You are advised to ensure that the application is sent in a secure fashion, i.e. by courier or by registered post, so that it can be tracked.

Include all supporting documentation with your application,

How can I pay the application fee to the Dublin Visa Office?
Some people may not have to pay the visa application fee. Read more about visa fees and people who do not have to pay. (See: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/fees.)
 

The visa fee must be made by:

(a) a Bank Draft (in euro) drawn to an Irish Bank, or
(b) an Irish Postal Order.

These must be made payable to the Department of Justice and Equality.

Include the payment with your application.

Where the fee paid is for a number of applications then a single Bank Draft or Postal order, for the total cost, can be used. All applications which are to be paid for by a single Bank Draft or Postal Order must accompany the payment.

If you cannot get the required payment, you may ask a family member (or friend) in Ireland to get the payment for you. They can send it by registered post to the address above. Be sure that they include the application number and your name. Include a note with your application that the payment will be sent directly to us by the other person.

No other currency or method of payment is accepted in the Dublin Visa Office. Your application will not be processed if you are required to pay the fee and you do not pay the full fee.

Bank draft
A bank draft is a type of cheque. You must have a bank account and funds (sufficient for the fee amount) to create a bank draft.
To pay using a bank draft, go to your bank and ask for a bank draft that is:

  • Payable to the Department of Justice and Equality
  • For an amount exactly equal to the full fee required.

Do not overpay the fee. If you do, your application might be rejected.

Note: You may be charged a fee by your bank to create a bank draft.

Postal order
A postal order is a type of cheque created by An Post (the Irish post office). You do not need an account with An Post to create a postal order.
To pay using a postal order, go to an An Post office and ask for a postal order that is:

  • Payable to the Department of Justice and Equality
  • For the amount exactly equal to the full fee required

Do not overpay the fee. If you do, your application may be rejected.

Note: You may be charged a fee by An Post to create a postal order.


Return of documents.
We send Passports by registered post to addresses in the Ireland or the UK. Read about getting documents other than Passports returned to you.

If you have an address outside of Ireland or the UK you must:

  1. Provide an Irish or UK address; or
  2. Arrange for the passport to be collected by a friend/family member. The person who is to collect the passport must have a written consent from the applicant and must bring a form of official photographic identification (passport, driver licence, and so on); or
  3. Arrange for a courier company to collect (at the applicant’s expense) from INIS, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, D02 XK70. A courier company may request a contact phone number for INIS. The number to be used is +353 1 616 7700. The courier company must provide your full name and visa transaction number when they come to our office to collect documents on your behalf.


Published 1 March 2019