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Visa Information

Important Notice Concerning Visa Applications

From 27 March 2022, all visa queries and applications will be made through VFS Egypt. 

The Embassy of Ireland, Cairo will not be able to answer any visa queries and will refer to you to VFS Egypt.

VFS Cairo Contact Details:

For any queries in relation to visas for Ireland, or to book an appointment to submit your visa application please see below details:

VFS Website for Ireland in Egypt:

Visa Appointment link:

Ireland Call Centre Number: +2 02 2160 0057

Ireland Call Centre Email:

Application Process:

Please follow the below steps when seeking to apply for a visa for Ireland:

  1. Applicants should visit  for further information on visa types/ categories, required supporting documents and processing times.  
  2. Applicants must then create and submit an online visa application on the AVATS website found here:  Once applicants have submitted their visa application on AVATS, applicants must view, print, sign and date an AVATS visa summary sheet of their application.
  3. Once all required supporting documents have been gathered, please contact VFS Cairo (see contact details above) with your AVATS visa reference number (which will be generated following step 2 above) for any questions and to arrange a date to submit your visa application, along with your supporting documents.

We strongly advise applicants to familiarise themselves with the visa requirements available on the Irish Immigration website, and specifically the Frequently asked questions  section to ensure your visa application documentation is complete and ready to submit.


Below is a list of required documents for some common visa applications:

Atypical working scheme

Long Stay - Employment

Hosting Agreement/ Scientific Researcher

Join Family - non-EEA/non Swiss national

Join Family - Irish national

Join Family – EEA or Swiss national

Long term (more than 90 days) Study visa

Short stay – Business

Short stay - Exam

Short stay – Visit Family/Friend

Short stay - Conference

Short stay - Training

Short stay - Tourist