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Visas for Irish people going abroad

Many countries require you to have an entry visa or travel permit before they let you enter the country.

Visas for Korea

Irish passport holders can enter Korea without a visa as long as the purpose of their visit is tourism or a temporary visit up to 90 days. If they want to engage in profitable activities such as employment, they must apply for a Korean visa suitable for their purpose.

However it is strongly recommended that you seek further information on the visas to enter or reside in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) by contacting Embassy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in Ireland in advance if you have plan to travel or reside in Korea. Their contact details are;-

 

Do I need a visa for other countries?

Before you travel, find out if you need a visa for your trip. You can:

If you currently residing in Ireland:

  • Ask your travel agent (if you have one)
  • Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country you plan to visit, which is stationed in Ireland (i.e. foreign Embassies in Ireland)

If you currently residing in the Republic of Korea (South Korea):

  • Ask your travel agent (if you have one)
  • Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of the country you plan to visit, which is stationed in South Korea (i.e. foreign Embassies in Republic of Korea)

You should also check with them how long your passport must be valid for and if there are any other entry requirements you need to consider before you travel.

Where can I get a visa?

You may be able to get your visa at the point of entry of a country (airport, land border, sea port) or by applying online, but in most cases you will have to apply to the country's Embassy or Consulate in Ireland. If you residing in the Republic of Korea, you will have to contact the country’s Embassy or Consulate stationed in South Korea (i.e. foreign Embassies in Republic of Korea)

When should I apply for my visa?

Each country will have its own processing time for visas. Check with the country's Embassy or Consulate to see how long in advance of travelling you need to apply for your visa.

How much will it cost?

Each country sets its own visa fees. Check with the country's Embassy or Consulate for the most up to date fees.

Proof of ID and immigration status

Some countries require you to carry identification with you at all times, including proof of your immigration status in the country.

Check the travel advice for the country you are going to or check locally when you arrive.

Remember...

Make photocopies or electronic copies of your important travel documents such as your passport and visa and keep the originals in a safe place.