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Visa Information

As part of the combined efforts to tackle COVID-19 and to ensure customer safety, we have taken the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa applications. This is effective from close of business 20th of March 2020.

Certain priority/emergency cases will continue to be processed. For further information please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery. For priority/emergency visa applications, please contact us directly so that we can guide you through the application process and advise you how to submit your documentation.

Working Holiday Agreements

See our information on Working Holiday Agreeements.

You can check if you need an Irish visa on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

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, a valid UK visa does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa.

 

Information on types of visa and required documentation can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

If your application has been refused, you will be sent a letter outlining the reasons for refusal.

If you still wish to travel to Ireland, you can appeal this decision within two months of receiving the refusal notice.

Further information on appealing visa decisions can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). All appeals are handled directly by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

To apply for a visa, you must:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Check the “Fees” information on this page and pay the appropriate fee to the Embassy
  • Compile your application, which must include:
    • The online summary sheet signed by you, with a valid photo
    • Current passport and any previous passports (or copies of previous passports if originals unavailable)
    • All required supporting documents
  • The online application system will automatically request you to submit your documentation to the relevant Embassy

You can also send your application by registered post or by courier. Additionally, the completed application may be dropped to the Embassy in person.

Please note that we can only process fully complete applications. The onus is on the applicant to ensure their application is complete. Any missing documentation may result in longer processing times and potential refusal.

Further information on what to expect on arrival in Ireland can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

Check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for fees in Euro.

Some applicants are not required to pay the visa processing fee, including visa-required spouses and qualifying family members of EEA citizens (including Irish nationals). To see what other applicants are fee-exempt, please check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

Payment Details

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

CBU: 0340323300323004071004

Please include a copy of the bank transfer/deposit slip with your application.

IMPORTANT

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 BUENOS AIRES.

LA EMBAJADA NO ACEPTARÁ TRANSFERENCIAS BANCARIAS INTERNACIONALES PARA EL PAGO DE VISAS, Y LAS MISMAS SERÁN RECHAZADAS Y PERDIDAS. PARA EL PAGO DE VISAS, CONTACTAR A LA EMBAJADA DE IRLANDA EN BUENOS AIRES.

Information Note

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.

Visa Office

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.