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Top Visa Questions

Answers to the following frequently asked questions will help you with preparing your application.

  1. What countries does your office take applications from?
  2. How do I apply for a visa?
  3. What documents do I need to supply with my application?
  4. What language is the application form available in?
  5. I will lodge an application now and send on the fee back-up, documents, etc. later. Can you start to process it in the meantime?
  6. I want to invite a person to Ireland to visit. Should I submit my own supporting documents directly to the visa office?
  7. May I apply for a Multiple Entry Visa?
  8. Do I need to apply in person?
  9. I want to apply for an Irish visa but I need my passport back as I have to travel abroad before my date of travel to Ireland. What can I do?
  10. Should I lodge the original travel passport with the Embassy?
  11. I am required to submit a letter from my employer or current place of study as part of my visa application, what format should this take?
  12. Will the documents I submit be returned to me?
  13. How much is the visa fee?
  14. How can I pay the visa fee?
  15. Is the visa fee refundable?
  16. How do I find out about the progress of my application?
  17. How long will it take me to get my visa, if granted?
  18. Who can collect a passport?
  19. My application was refused and I wish to appeal. How do I do this?
  20. My application was refused and I am not allowed to appeal. Why is this?
  21. When can I lodge a new application if my previous application was refused?
  22. I wish to send a large group of people to Ireland to a conference/sports events etc. What do I need to do?
  23. Is Ireland part of the Schengen group of countries?
  24. Can I travel to the UK on an Irish Visa?
  25. Can I travel to Ireland on an UK visa?