Travel to Ireland
As part of a wide range of travel measures announced on 26 January 2021, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Justice temporarily ceased accepting new visa/preclearance applications globally, with the exception of certain priority and emergency cases. We have now resumed the acceptance of visa applications.
We would draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting 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. In order to ensure that resources can be used to best effect, we ask that you do not contact the Embassy to seek updates on your application.