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Please be advised that the Embassy of Ireland, Bulgaria website has moved and this page is no longer being updated. The Embassy website is now available at Ireland.ie/sofia.

New to the Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia or Armenia?

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Are you an Irish Citizen who has recently moved to Bulgaria, Georgia or Armenia or are planning to do so? Then the following information may be of use to you.

Travel Advice for Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia

If you are travelling to Bulgaria, to Georgia, or to Armenia our travel advice and updates give you practical tips and useful information.

Residency and Entry Requirements for Bulgaria

Irish citizens are exempted from the requirement to have a long-term visa and from the requirement to have a "work permit" when staying in Bulgaria for the period of more than 90 days. A Residence Card is required if you intend to remain in Bulgaria for longer than 90 days. Please check latest information and requirements with the Migration Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior.

Entry requirements for Georgia

Citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in Ireland may enter Georgia without a visa for a short-term visit (Not exceeding 90 calendar days in any 180-day period). Citizens of Ireland and stateless persons permanently residing in Ireland who wish to avail of a long-term visit to Georgia (more than 90 days) are required to obtain a visa before entering Georgia. Further details can be found on their website.

Entry requirements for Armenia

Details of visa requirements for Armenia can be found on this website

Advice to emigrants

Cross Care Migrant Project also provide advice to emigrants.

It is recommended that anyone intending to move to Bulgaria, Georgia or Armenia does as much research as possible.