The processing of short stay visa applications has resumed as of Monday, 13 September 2021.
The Consulate is only accepting visa and preclearance applications by mail until further notice. It is not possible to submit visa and preclearance applications in person at the Consulate or to pick up original documentation. Applicants will need to mail their visa and preclearance application, supporting documentation, and fees in one package to the Consulate. Please see below for information on visa, preclearance, and return shipping fees:
- Single entry visa fee: $81 USD
- Multiple entry visa fee: $136 USD
- Transit visa fee: $34 USD
If you wish to apply for a multiple entry visa, you must indicate this on your application and pay the visa fee for a multiple entry visa. The granting of a multiple entry visa is at the discretion of the Visa Officer. If you apply for a multiple entry visa but are granted a single entry visa the difference in the visa fee will not be refunded to you under any circumstances.
Preclearance fee: $81 USD
Please note that only applicants who are applying for one of the below preclearance schemes are required to pay the preclearance fee of $81 USD. Applicants who are submitting a visa application do not pay the preclearance fee of $81 USD - visa applicants are only required to pay the appropriate visa fee and the return shipping fee.
- Family Member of UK National
- Minister of Religion
- De Facto (unmarried) Partner of Irish National
- De Facto (unmarried) Partner of Critical Skills Employment Permit Holder (CSEP) or Hosting Agreement Holder (HA)
Return shipping fee (FedEx standard overnight): $13 USD
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. Other forms of payment are not accepted. Please note that the visa/preclearance fee is an administration fee which covers the cost of processing your application. This fee cannot be refunded if your application is refused or withdrawn. Some applicants are exempt from the requirement to pay the visa fee. Please refer to drop down Fee section that can be found below this notice for more information on visa fee exemptions.
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.
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. In order to ensure that resources can be used to the best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Consulate to seek updates on your application.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable confirm receipt of applications. If we require additional information or documentation, we will contact you via email.
The processing of Working Holiday Authorisation applications has resumed as of Monday, 1 November 2021. The Consulate is only accepting Working Holiday Authorisation applications by mail until futher notice. It is not possible to submit Working Holiday Authorisation applications in person at the Consulate or to pick up original documentation. Information on the Working Holiday Authroisation can be referred to here.
US citizens do not require a visa for study in Ireland. However, you must register with the immigration authorities on arrival.
If you have a question relating to immigrating to Ireland and applying for immigration permission, please consult the Irish Immigration Service’s website for information.