Re-entry visa fees

Include the full re-entry visa fee with your documents when you apply. You must pay by bank draft or postal order only. Do not send a cheque, cash or any other type of payment.

Some applicants are exempt and do not pay visa fees, as below.

Visa fees (apply for a re-entry visa)

You must pay by bank draft or postal order only. Find out how to pay below.

€60: Single journey visa

This visa allows you to leave and return to Ireland on one occasion during the period shown on the visa, typically within a 90 day period. Apply now

€100: Multiple journey visa

This visa allows you to leave for short journeys and return to Ireland on more than one occasion during the period shown on the visa, typically up to the expiry of your registration certificate. Apply now

€160: Emergency visa

This visa (€60 single journey fee + €100 admin fee) allows you to travel abroad at very short notice due to a critical, unforeseen event, eg a death or serious illness in your family. Apply now

How to pay

You must pay the fee by bank draft or postal order only.

Do not send a cheque, cash or other type of payment.

If you do, your application will be rejected and returned to you.

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 fee
  • Do not overpay the fee. If you do, your application will be rejected and returned to you

When finished, you will be given the bank draft. Include it with your application documents.

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 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 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 fee
  • Do not overpay the fee. If you do, your application will be rejected and returned to you

You must pay An Post the amount equal to the postal order (plus their fee) before they will issue it.

When finished, you will be given the postal order. Include it with your application documents.

Visa fee exemptions

You are exempt from the re-entry visa fee if you meet the conditions below. (However, you must pay a €100 admin fee to apply for an emergency visa.)

Countries

You are exempt from the re-entry visa fee if you apply based on a passport or travel document issued by a country listed below:

Bosnia

Ecuador

Indonesia

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Kyrgyzstan

Kosovo

Montenegro

Morocco

Peru

Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)

Serbia

Sri Lanka

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Family/relationship

You may be exempt from the re-entry visa fee if you meet certain family/relationship conditions, as below.

IMPORTANT: We cannot accept religious, traditional or embassy-issued marriage certificates as proof of marriage.

Spouse of an Irish national

Include the following with the re-entry visa application:

  • Your original civil/state/government-issued marriage certificate:
    • You must include an original certified translation into the English or Irish language if your cert is not in English or Irish
    • We cannot accept a religious, traditional or embassy-issued marriage certificate
  • Your Irish spouse's original Irish passport

Note: You are eligible for an exemption only if your immigration permission was granted based on your relationship to your spouse and their (Irish) nationality, ie not based on an immigration application you made independently.

Child (aged under 18) of an Irish national

Include the Irish parent's original Irish passport with the child's re-entry visa application, along with all other required documents.

Spouse of an EU/EEA/Swiss national

Include the following with the re-entry visa application:

  • Your original civil/state/government-issued marriage certificate:
    • You must include an original certified translation into the English or Irish language if your cert is not in English or Irish
    • We cannot accept a religious, traditional or embassy-issued marriage certificate
  • A high-quality, colour photocopy of the photo page of your spouse's EU/EEA or Swiss passport
Child (aged under 21) of an EU/EEA/Swiss national or spouse

Include the following with the re-entry visa application:

  • High-quality, colour photocopies of the photo pages of the EU/EEA/Swiss national's passport and spouse's passport
  • The child's original birth certificate, and/or documentation to confirm the child's line of descent from the EU/EEA/Swiss national or spouse

Include an original certified translation (into English or Irish) of the birth certificate if it is not in the English or Irish language.

Dependant (aged 21 and over) or dependant parent of an EU/EEA/Swiss national or spouse

Include the following with the re-entry visa application:

  • High-quality, colour photocopies of the photo pages of the EU/EEA/Swiss national's passport and spouse's passport
  • An original birth certificate, and/or documentation to confirm the dependant's line of ascent/descent from/to the EU/EEA/Swiss national or spouse
  • An affidavit (written sworn statement) that confirms the dependant is dependent on the EU/EEA or Swiss national (read a longer description about how to swear an affidavit)

Include an original certified translation (into English or Irish) of the birth certificate or affidavit if they are not in the English or Irish language.

 

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Updated: 25 September 2017

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