Update 6th April 2021.
- All passengers travelling from Nigeria must pre-book and pre-pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine facility
- Negative pre-departure PCR test result from sample collected within 72 hours of arrival in Ireland required
- It is a criminal offence if you do not fulfil the legal requirement to complete mandatory hotel quarantine.
- Only Emergency/Priority long or short stay applications being accepted or issued
All passengers travelling to Ireland from Nigeria are now required to pre-book accommodation in a designated quarantine facility, and to pre-pay for their stay.
It is an offence if you travel to Ireland without making the booking in advance, without a reasonable excuse.
Further detailed information is available here
Passenger locator form
You must also complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
If you don't fill out this form you can be fined up to €2,500 or get a prison sentence of up to 6 months.
You must have a negative/‘not detected’ result from a pre-departure COVID-19 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival in Ireland.
You will be asked to show evidence of this negative or 'not detected' result before boarding the airplane or ferry from the country you are travelling from and will be denied boarding if you cannot produce such evidence. Once you arrive in Ireland - you have to provide this evidence to Irish immigration officers.
You should retain the written confirmation of your test result for at least 14 days.
Priority/Emergency cases will continue to be processed:
- Workers or self-employed persons exercising critical occupations including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers as well as seasonal workers as referred to in the Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during the COVID-19 outbreak;
- transport workers or transport service providers, including drivers of freight vehicles carrying goods for use in the territory as well as those merely transiting;
- patients travelling for imperative medical reasons;
- pupils, students and trainees who travel abroad on a daily basis and Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of 3rd level study;
- persons travelling for imperative family or business reasons;
- diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel and police officers, and humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
- passengers in transit;
- journalists, when performing their duties.
If your application falls under one of these categories, please contact us so that we can guide you through the application process and advise you how to submit your documentation.
A 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ) document about the impact of COVID-19 on Immigration and International Protection in Ireland has also been published and can be found here.
For appointments at VACs in Nigeria please visit: https://vfsglobal-ie-ng.com/
For appointments at VAC in Accra please visit: https://www.vfsglobal.com/Ireland/Ghana/
Countries that we process visa applications for: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast
Embassy Visa Office Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 4 pm. Friday 9 am to 12 pm.
Embassy Visa Office Phone Lines: Open 10 am - 12 pm. The number is +234 (0) 9 462 0612.
Current single entry visa fee: €60
Current multiple entry visa fee: €100
Current transit visa fee: €25