Persons wishing to travel to Ireland to conduct business should apply for a business visa.
You are not entitled to work in Ireland, but you may conduct business, and you must intend to leave after a maximum of 90 days stay.
It is not possible to change your status while in Ireland.
If you are a visa-required national and going to Ireland for a business meeting you should present the following with your visa application:
Please follow the link to find the application centre most convenient to you – information on Visa Application Centers.
All letters submitted should be on official company headed paper and give full contact details for verification purposes. These must include a full postal address, name of contact, position in company, telephone number (landline) and email address where relevant. (Email addresses such as Yahoo or Hotmail are not accepted). Website address should also be included, if applicable.
Please note the above list is not exhaustive. Applications must include all relevant information.
If you are visiting another country prior to travelling to Ireland, the relevant visa for that country must be obtained before applying for an Irish visa.
Please note that any document submitted in Chinese, must be accompanied by an official English translation.
You are required to provide a copy of all original documents
We will make a decision on your application as soon as possible however, please allow 5 working days for your application to be processed.
It is strongly recommended not to purchase travel tickets prior to a decision being made on your visa application. Doing so may lead to unnecessary additional costs in circumstances where a visa is not granted.
Before you complete your visa application please thoroughly read the information contained in General Information for all applications.
Setting up a business in Ireland :
Applicants intending to set up a business in Ireland must present a letter of permission to do so from the Department of Justice and Equality. A visa application will not be considered until such permission is obtained. Please see www.inis.gov.ie for details.
Establishing business links with Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government agency responsible for the development of Irish industry and is the gateway to Ireland for international companies looking for world-class suppliers. Enterprise Ireland is the trade and technology board of the Irish government with an overseas network of 33 international offices.