Skip to main content

Cookies on the DFA website

We use cookies to give the best experience on our site while also complying with Data Protection requirements. Continue without changing your settings, and you'll receive cookies, or change your cookie settings at any time.

Irish Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme

The Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme was announced by the Government as part of its Jobs Initiative with a view to promoting tourism from emerging markets. It commenced on 1 July 2011 and remains in force.

The Programme operates separately to- and alongside the British-Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) for Chinese nationals: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/china/visas/british-irish-visa-scheme/

For further details: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/inis/pages/irish+short+stay+visa+waiver+programme