Visas for Ireland
An on-line visa application system is now operational in China.
Before You Apply
A comprehensive guide is available to help you complete your on0line application form. Please thoroughly read this guide before applying. Click on the links below to view the guide in your preferred language. This guides are available in PDF format. See our section "How to view PDF documents"" for information on how to use PDF files.
Explanatory Leaflet to assist you in completing your on-line application form:
Please check out General Information page for further details on applying for a visa. A full list of required documentation for each Visa Type is also available.
Complete your application online
On-line applications can be made through the following website:
The page may take some time to load. Please be patient. Once the page has loaded click "Apply Now" at the top left of the page to begin the application process.
All questions within the online application are in English and must be answered in English.
Help tips are available in certain fields which will explain what information is being sought. You will need to print a summary of your application form as part of the on-line application process. You will therefore need the ability to print from the computer on which you complete your application.
We also recommend you have the following information at hand before you apply:
- Passport and details of any previous passports - number, date of issue/expiry
- Details of any previous Irish visa applications
- Contact details for your host in Ireland
During the application process you can save your application, exit the online form and return later to complete and submit it. (Within 30 days).
If you experience technical difficulties in using the facility, we would welcome your feedback by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit your application at a Visa Application Centre
Once you have completed your online application, you will be directed to make an appointment to attend at a Visa Application Centre to provide biometrics, pay the appropriate visa and service charge fee and/or submit supporting documents.
A list of visa decisions is published weekly on this site.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:03:16 BST