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Visas for Ireland

If you want to enter Ireland, you may need a visa. Full information on visa requirements, types and the application process can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS), which is primarily responsible for dealing with immigration and visa matters.

Fees

Standard non-refundable visa application processing fees are:

Good for a single journey in transit through the State $34
Good for a single journey to the State $81
Good for multiple entries to the State $136
Working Holiday Authorisation $339

If you wish to have your visa mailed to you instead of picking up at the Consulate please include an additional $15 for overnight FedEx charges. All visa and postage fees must be submitted in the form of a money order/cashier's check made out to Consulate General of Ireland and included with your application materials.

Supporting documentation

All applications must include required documentation listed in the "Guide to Supporting Documentation" specific to each visa category on the INIS website.

No fee required

Some applicants don't have to pay a fee for their visa. To confirm whether or not citizens from your country must pay a visa fee, please check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

Processing time

The Consulate of Ireland's average processing time for a visa application is 8 weeks, provided the application and all supporting documents are correctly completed and in order when received. Please note that processing time can be longer if documentation supplied is incomplete or requires follow-up with the applicant. Visa applications in certain circumstances may have to be referred to Ireland for a decision on whether a visa  can be granted. If this is the case, processing time is considerably longer, up to six months. If the visa is required urgently, please advise the Consulate as soon as the application has been submitted. Please see the Consulate's contact details and opening hours.

 

Remember...

If you’re a citizen of a non-EU country, whether you need a visa or not, you will be subject to immigration control when you enter Ireland.