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Visa Information

COVID 19 Update – Visa Service

As of 13 September, short-stay visas are again being processed. All COVID-19 restrictions on entry visa and preclearance processing have therefore been lifted as of that date. This is in line with the next phase of Government response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Travellers arriving into Ireland must continue to comply fully with all public health measures. For further information, please see the website of Immigration Service Delivery.

Travel restrictions remain in place to protect public health and to mitigate the risk of new variants of COVID-19 entering the country.

You should read the latest Government advice and rules for international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic before travelling to Ireland:

www.gov.ie/travel

www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/travel_to_ireland/travel_to_ireland_during_covid.html

We draw your attention to the fact that COVID-19 restrictions are severely affecting visa processing times. 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.

 

 

Whether you need a visa to travel to Ireland depends on what country you're from. Visit the Irish Immigration Service Travel Path for more information regarding your personal requirements for travelling to Ireland.

Information on visa requirements for transiting through Ireland is available here

Please note that Ireland is not party to the Schengen Agreement, and a Schengen visa or residence permit does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa.

Unless you qualify for the Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme or the British Irish Visa Scheme a valid UK visa does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without a visa. Further information on these schemes is available on the website of the Irish Immigration Service.

Note: A visa allows you to travel to Ireland only. It does not give you permission to enter the country or to stay here. An immigration officer at border control can refuse entry even if you have a visa.

 

Remember…

If you're a citizen of a non-EEA country, whether you need a visa or not, you will be subject to immigration control when you enter Ireland.

Full information on the different types of visas, required documentation, and how to apply can be found on the website of the Irish Immigration Service

Information on applying for a short-stay (less than 90 days) tourist visa is available here.

Information on coming to work in Ireland is available here.

Information on coming to study in Ireland is available here.

Information on coming to join family in Ireland is available here.

You need to:

  1. Complete the online application form 

This will generate an application summary form and declaration at the end, which you must print, sign and date.

  1. Gather your supporting documentation, passport photograph and fee.
  2. Submit your application

To complete the process, you must submit your passport and supporting documents for processing. Where you submit your application depends on where you are living. The summary application form will direct you to the relevant Embassy, Consulate or Visa Application Centre.

Check the website of the relevant Embassy or Consulate for further information on how to submit your application for processing

If you applied at an Embassy or Consulate, they will contact you once a decision on the visa application has been made.

If you applied directly to an Irish Immigration Service Visa Office or if your application was referred to the Irish Immigration Service for a decision, you can check the Irish Immigration Service Visa Decision Weekly Listing using your reference number.

If your visa application is refused, you will receive a letter from the visa office telling you why it has been refused and if you can appeal the decision.

Further information on appealing visa decisions is available on the website of the Irish Immigration Service

All appeals are handled directly by the Irish Immigration Service

Further information on what to expect on arrival in Ireland can be found on the website of the Irish Immigration Service.

Information on entry for EU/EEA and Swiss nationals is available here

Information on entry for non-EU, non-EEA and non-Swiss nationals is available here.

Information on travelling with children is available here.

Information on transiting through Ireland is available here.

Check the website of the Irish Immigration Servicefor information on preclearance and entry visa fees, including information on visa fee exemptions.

You can also contact your local Embassy or Consulate for more details on fees and payment methods

Payment Details

We accept the following forms of payment:

Visa Fees

Some applicants are required to pay a visa application fee, while others are exempt. Please refer here for information.

Bank transfer: transfer your fee to the Embassy bank account and include a printed confirmation of your fee transfer with your completed application.

Embassy bank account:

SI56020100254556581 (IBAN)
The Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland, Poljanski nasip 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija (Recipient)
Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d., Ljubljana, Trg republike 2, 1520 Ljubljana (Bank)
LJBASI2X (Bank SWIFT /BIC)
Applicant name & last name, type of visa (Narrative)

The Embassy does NOT accept cash payments under any circumstances and will not be responsible for cash sent in the post.

The Embassy does NOT accept payment by credit or debit card. 

Once a visa application is lodged for processing, the processing fee cannot be refunded.

Other Charges

Applicants who wish to have their passports and original documents returned by post should contact a postal / courier service in their town and arrange for collection at their expense.

Information Note

An information note has been prepared to assist applicants completing the online application form. This is available in: