Key Messages from the Embassy Paris Visa Team
UPDATED 14 JUNE 2022
1. Ireland is not a part of the Schengen Agreement. A Schengen visa or French residence permit does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa.
If you are uncertain whether you require a visa to visit Ireland, please first consult the Irish Immigration Service Travel Path and our list of visa-required nationalities.
2. Visa applications may be sent to the Embassy by registered post or courier. They may also be physically dropped to the Embassy letterbox.
If you wish to make an in-person visa application, the most efficient way to do so is to make an appointment. You can request an appointment by emailing email@example.com.
The Embassy consular section is also open to the public without appointment from 9.30 to 11.30. For further information, click here.
3. Visa applications may take up to 8 weeks to be processed.
Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, we do not provide status updates on applications.
Any visa queries not answered on this page or on the page of the Irish Immigration Service should be submitted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR UKRAINIAN NATIONALS AND RESIDENTS OF UKRAINE SEEKING TO TRAVEL TO IRELAND
If you are a Ukrainian national, you do not need a visa to travel to Ireland.
Full details can be found on www.irishimmigration.ie.
All other non-EEA nationals who are ordinarily subject to a visa requirement still need to apply for a visa, even if travelling from Ukraine or travelling with a Ukrainian national. You can confirm whether you need a visa by checking the list of visa-required nationalities.
You can find further information on visas for Ireland in English, Ukrainian, French, and Russian.