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Check if you need a visa

You can check if you need a visa for Ireland here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/check-irish-visa

Hong Kong Residents

Hong Kong (SAR) Passport holders (blue document) do not need a visa to travel to Ireland for short or long stays. However, other immigration requirements may apply. Please consult the above link for further information.

Hong Kong (SAR) Identity Document holders (mustard document) do need a visa to travel to Ireland for short or long stays.

Please note: The British-Irish Visa Scheme for short stays does not apply to Hong Kong (SAR) Identity Document holders. Please contact the UK immigration authorities should you intend to travel to the UK, including Northern Ireland.

Information on transit through Ireland

All passengers intending to transit through Ireland are advised to check if they require a visa for Ireland and should apply for such a visa before travelling to Ireland. As Chinese nationals are visa required to travel to Ireland but your nationality is not listed on the transit visa required list, you must check with your airline to see if you have to pass through border control in Ireland on arrival. If you have to pass through border control, you need a short stay or long stay visa to travel to Ireland.

Transit passengers making connections at Dublin Airport should be aware of the following:-

· You should check to see if you need a visa before travelling and apply if required;

· In all circumstances you will present to an immigration officer;

· Unless your arrival flight is in Terminal 2 between the hours of 0400 and 1600, you will need to go landside to make your onward connecting flight. This requires that you seek permission to enter the State (you will need to have the appropriate Irish entry visa if you are visa required for entry to Ireland).

To transit through Ireland means you are only passing through an Irish airport or seaport to travel to another destination. To transit, you cannot pass through border control. If you pass through border control, you are not transiting.

If you have questions, contact us: irishvisabeijing@dfanet.ie