The processing of short stay visa applications will resume on Monday, 13 September 2021.
All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on entry visa and preclearance processing, which were brought in as a necessary interim measure to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, have now been lifted.
The Consulate is only accepting visa/preclearance applications by mail until further notice. Applicants will need to mail their visa/preclearance application, supporting documentation, and fees in one package to the Consulate. In addition to the visa or preclearance fee, as applicable, there is an additional $13 return shipping fee for the return of the original documents. All visa, preclearance, and return shipping fees must be submitted in the form of a money order, cashier's check, or bank draft made payable to the Consulate General of Ireland.
The fees for visas are:
- Single entry visa fee: $81
- Multiple entry visa fee: $136
- Transit visa fee: $34
The fee for a preclearance application is $81.
All visa applications are processed in order of receipt and travel dates are taken into due consideration. The Consulate General of Ireland cannot guarantee that a decision will be made by your intended travel date if less than the required processing time is given. Moreover, the Consulate does not offer an expediting service for visas.
Residents of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, please see the below information for updates on visa and preclearance services:
Please note that the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston is suspending all visa and preclearance services currently. The Consulate General of Ireland, New York will be accepting short stay and long stay visa applications and preclearance applications for the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston. We will update our website when visa/preclearance services resume at the Consulate in Boston.
If your application summary form directs you to send your application materials to the Consulate in Boston and you plan to submit your application materials, you will need to mail your application, supporting documentation and fees in one package to the Consulate in New York. The Consulate in New York is only accepting visa/preclearance applications by mail until further notice.
Status updates are provided by Abtran for visa applications lodged at the Consulate General of Ireland, New York. Abtran can be reached at 1 900 776 5000 or 1 800 735 5888. Fees to call Abtran are applicable.
US citizens do not require a visa for study in Ireland. However, you must register with the immigration authorities on arrival.
The processing of Working Holiday Authorisations is suspended until further notice.