Whether you need a visa to travel to Ireland depends on what country you're from. Visit the Irish Immigration Service Travel Path for more information regarding your personal requirements for travelling to Ireland.
Information on visa requirements for transiting through Ireland is available here
Please note that Ireland is not party to the Schengen Agreement, and a Schengen visa or residence permit does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa.
Unless you qualify for the Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme or the British Irish Visa Scheme a valid UK visa does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa. Further information on these schemes is available on the website of the Irish Immigration Service.
Note: A visa allows you to travel to Ireland only. It does not give you permission to enter the country or to stay here. An immigration officer at border control can refuse entry even if you have a visa.
If you're a citizen of a non-EEA country, whether you need a visa or not, you will be subject to immigration control when you enter Ireland.
Full information on the different types of visas, required documentation, and how to apply can be found on the website of the Irish Immigration Service.
Information on applying for a short-stay (less than 90 days) tourist visa is available here.
Information on coming to work in Ireland is available here.
Information on coming to study in Ireland is available here.
Information on coming to join family in Ireland is available here.
If your visa application is refused, you will receive a letter from the visa office telling you why it has been refused and if you can appeal the decision.
Further information on appealing visa decisions is available on the website of the Irish Immigration Service
All appeals are handled directly by the Irish Immigration Service
You need to:
- Complete the online application form
This will generate an application summary form and declaration at the end, which you must print, sign and date.
- Gather your supporting documentation, passport photograph and fee.
- Submit your application
To complete the process, you must submit your passport and supporting documents for processing. Where you submit your application depends on where you are living. The summary application form will direct you to the relevant Embassy, Consulate or Visa Application Centre.
Check the website of the relevant Embassy or Consulate for further information on how to submit your application for processing
If you applied at an Embassy or Consulate, they will contact you once a decision on the visa application has been made.
If you applied directly to an Irish Immigration Service Visa Office or if your application was referred to the Irish Immigration Service for a decision, you can check the Irish Immigration Service Visa Decision Weekly Listing using your reference number.
Further information on what to expect on arrival in Ireland can be found on the website of the Irish Immigration Service.
Information on entry for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals is available here.
Information on entry for non-EU, non-EEA and non-Swiss nationals is available here.
Information on travelling with children is available here.
Information on transiting through Ireland is available here.
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We accept the following forms of payment:
Payment by bank transfer or deposit to the following account:
Banco Patagonia Account
Cuenta Corriente en Pesos Nro. 323004071 – Embajada de Irlanda
Please include a copy of the bank transfer/deposit slip with your application.
The Embassy will not accept international bank transfers for payment of visa applications, and they will be rejected and lost. For visa payments, please contact the Embassy of Ireland in Bueno Aires.
La Embajada no aceptará transferencias bancarias internacionales para del pago de visas, y las mismas serán rechazadas y perdidas. Para el pago de visas, contactar a la Embajada de Irlanda en Buenos Aires.
Payments by applicants resident in Bolivia should be made through our Honorary Consul in Bolivia.
An information note has been prepared to assist applicants completing the online application form. Please read carefully.
The onus is on you, the applicant, to ensure that your application is fully complete before submitting it for consideration. You should note that if you submit incomplete application, it may result in your application being refused.
- Applications by persons resident in Bolivia should be made to the Irish Honorary Consulate in Santa Cruz.
- Applications by persons resident in Argentina, Uruguay or Paraguay should be made to the Irish Embassy in Buenos Aires.
Applications to the Irish Embassy in Buenos Aires can be sent by post (registered) or by courier. Alternatively, you, or someone representing you, can come in person to the Embassy with the documents. Embassy Opening Hours.