You do not need a transit visa

You do not need a transit visa to travel through an Irish airport/seaport on your way to another destination.

When travelling

When you arrive at the airport/seaport in Ireland, you may not pass through border control while you wait for your connection.

If you do need to pass through border control, you must prove that you have a valid reason for entering Ireland to an Immigration Officer. An Immigration Officer will decide whether you can pass through border control.

When do I pass through border control?

Times you would pass through border control would include, but are not limited to:

  • Leaving the terminal building for any purpose, including in some cases having to transfer between terminals for a connecting flight.
  • In cases where you must collect your bags and check them in to your onward flight.
  • Transiting overnight - all Irish airports close at night and passengers are required to pass through border control.




If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 02 August 2018

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