Latest Visa Service Updates
Last updated: 24 October 2022
Short Stay Visas for Christmas & New Year 2022-23
The Embassy Visa Office will endeavour to process all visa applications received by Wednesday 16 November 2022 for travel to Ireland over the Christmas and New Year period.
In order to avoid disappointment, applicants are strongly advised to submit their visa applications as early as possible.
The onus is on the applicant to ensure that their application is submitted (with all the required supporting documents) in sufficient time for a decision to be made before their date of travel. We cannot guarantee that applications received after that date will be processed in time to allow for travel over the Christmas period.
Applications received before the above deadline may still be subject to delays if supporting documents are missing, if documents needs to be verified, or due to other considerations.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VISA APPLICANTS
Visa applications must be sent to the Embassy by registered post or courier. In-person visa appointments are not available.
Processing Times: 6-8 weeks. Applications are processed in the order they are received, and there is no express service.
Payment information is available in the 'Fees and Payment Information' section below. Certain nationalities are fee exempt from visa fees (see here).
Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, delivery confirmations and status updates on applications will not be provided.
NOTICE FOR UKRAINIAN NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS OF UKRAINE SEEKING TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND
Ukrainian citizens do not require a visa to travel to Ireland. If you are a Ukrainian national or if you are fleeing Ukraine, more information is available from the Department of Justice.
NOTICE FOR HOLDERS OF CONVENTION TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
The Government has announced the temporary suspension for 12 months of visa free travel for holders of Convention Travel Documents issued to refugees. This means holders of the Convention Travel Document issued by Belgium (see example) require a visa for Ireland.