Notice - Visa Information
Short stay visa processing to resume
- The resumption of short stay entry visa processing will resume from Monday, 13 September 2021. All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on entry visa and preclearance processing, which were brought in as a necessary interim measure to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, have now been lifted.
- If you are unsure as to whether you require a visa/preclearance to enter Ireland you can check here by entering your nationality.
- All travellers arriving into Ireland must continue to comply fully with measures required by law including producing proof of vaccination, recovery from Covid-19 or a negative PCR test to Immigration Control at their port of entry. Latest information can be found on the Irish Government and Embassy websites.
- The Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme will remain suspended until further notice.
We would draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions continue to affect visa processing times. Priority and emergency applications may take several weeks to be processed. Once a decision has been made on your application, you will be contacted directly.