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How to Apply

How to Apply

Submitting your application

You need to:

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Gather your supporting documentation, passport photograph and fee
  3. The online application system will automatically request you to submit your documentation to:


Visa Office
Embassy of Ireland
Rotenturmsrtaße 16-18
A-1010 Vienna

Please note that the information provided below relates to visa-required nationals who reside in Austria. The Embassy of Ireland cannot accept visa applications from visa-required nationals who do not reside in Austria.

Processing Times

The processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa type:

Business Visas: 

10 working days from the date of receipt of a complete application.

Visit Visas:

Up to 4 weeks from the date of receipt of a complete application. The Embassy endeavours to expedite applications from spouses or qualifying members of EEA citizens.

Study Visas:  

Minimum of 4 weeks from the date of receipt in this office (please see below).

Please note that these are indicative processing times only. Processing may take longer at certain times of the year and depending on a number of other factors such as the complexity of the application.

While the Embassy of Ireland endeavours to process and decide on visa applications as soon as possible, we would advise applicants to submit their applications 4 weeks in advance of their desired travel dates, noting that the 4 week period commences once a complete application with all required documents has been received.

Please note that a limited number of applications are required to be sent to INIS in Dublin for decision, for example students intending to undertake a period of study in Ireland or research visas. Current processing times at INIS can take up to 10 weeks. If this is applicable to you, you will be informed that your application has been forwarded to INIS for decision. In this event, applicants should direct any queries to INIS directly.

Following the Online Application

Once I have applied online, what do I do?

  1. Refer to checklists and the Types of Visa and Documentation tab of this website to ensure that you have all of the documents required to support your application.
  2. Check the Visa Fees tab to find out about the current visa fees.
  3. Check the Photo Requirements page to ensure that you are providing an appropriate photo.
  4. Once you have checked all of the above, submit your application to the address given by the system. The application must include:
  • The online summary sheet signed by you
  • One passport photograph affixed to the top left of your application form
  • Current passport and any previous passports (or copies of previous passports if originals unavailable
  • All required supporting documents
  • The visa fee (if required)

Information Note to Assist Applicants with the Online Application Form

An information note has been prepared to assist applicants completing the online application form. This is available in:

If your application needs to be sent to INIS in Dublin for decision, all supporting documentation (bank statements, letters of employment/study, car/property ownership certificates, marriage certificates, birth certificates etc.) should be submitted in English or accompanied by a notarised translation. Failure to translate your documents into English may result in your visa application being refused. It is not sufficient to send in copies of your documents. All documentation submitted must be original and verifiable (e.g.) employment/study details, accommodation bookings must have correct contact details on each document. If this Office is unable to verify the information supplied this may result in your visa being refused.

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 an incomplete application, it may result in your application being refused.

If you have been refused a visa for any country, details of this must be given. Submit a copy of the letter issued to you by the authorities of that country, including a notarised translation if not in English. Concealment of visa refusals will result in your Irish visa application being refused.

Please note that if you provide false, fraudulent or misleading information or documentation, your application will be refused. You may also lose the right to appeal the decision. Any future applications made by you may also be refused.

If deemed necessary, additional documentation / information may be requested by the Deciding Officer upon detailed examination of the application.


If you submit false or misleading information in support of your application, you may become liable for prosecution and/or deportation.


We will contact you once a decision has been made.

Need more Information?

Visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) website to find out what you need to know before you apply for a visa.