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Key Visa Office Information

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 4pm

Phone lines: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2pm – 4pm

Please note that current processing times for tourist visas are approximately 4 weeks. Processing times vary depending on type of visa and nature of application.

Current single entry visa fee: AUD$95

Current multiple entry visa fee: AUD$155

Current transit visa fee: AUD$40

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.

 

You DO NOT NEED an entry visa for Ireland if you are a passport holder of one of these countries:

Andorra

Guyana

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Antigua and Barbuda

Honduras

Saint Lucia

Argentina

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Australia

Hungary

Samoa

Austria

Iceland

San Marino

Bahamas

Israel

Seychelles

Barbados

Italy

Singapore

Belgium

Japan

Slovak Republic

Belize

Kiribati

Slovenia

Bolivia

Latvia

Solomon Islands

Botswana

Lesotho

South Africa

Brazil

Liechtenstein

South Korea

Brunei

Lithuania

Spain

Bulgaria

Luxembourg

Swaziland

Canada

Macau (Special Administrative Region)

Sweden

Chile

Malaysia

Switzerland

Costa Rica

Maldives

Taiwan

Croatia

Malta

Tonga

Cyprus

Mexico

Trinidad and Tobago

Czech Republic

Monaco

Tuvalu

Denmark

Nauru

United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Dominica

Netherlands, The

United States of America

El Salvador

New Zealand

Uruguay

Estonia

Nicaragua

Vanuatu

Fiji

Norway

Vatican City

Finland

Panama

 

France

Paraguay

 

Germany

Poland

 

Greece

Portugal

 

Grenada

Romania

 

Guatemala

 

 

Information on types of visa and required documentation can be found on the INIS website

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 INIS website. 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 INIS website.

Standard non-refundable visa application processing fees are:

Single Entry €60
Multiple Entry €100
Transit €25

You may also have to pay communications charges.

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 INIS website.

Please see below for Embassy-specific payment details.

Payment Details

We accept the following forms of payment:

Payment can be made by Money Order (from Australia Post), Bank Cheque, in Australian dollars, or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Money Orders or Bank Cheques should be made payable to "Embassy of Ireland".

Personal cheques are not accepted and this office does not have credit/debit card payment facilities.
Once a visa application is lodged for processing, the processing fee cannot be refunded.

Details for payment by bank transfer (EFT) are given below. Please ensure that you include your 8 digit visa reference number and surname in the observation entry. You must print off a copy of the receipt and attach it to your visa application as proof of payment.

BANK Account Name: Department of Foreign Affairs

BANK Address: Commonwealth Bank, Level 1, Bank House, Cnr London Cct and Ainslie Ave, ACT

BSB: 062900

Account number: 10894026

Description: Visa reference number and surname (e.g. 18765432 Bloggs)