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Top Visa Questions

Main Visa Questions

Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

How do I apply for a visa at Embassy Madrid?

How much does a visa to Ireland cost and how do I pay?

How long does it take to process my application?

Do I have to go to the Visa Office to lodge my application?

Can someone lodge an application at the Visa Office on my behalf?

Do I need an appointment to lodge my visa application?

I already have Spanish residency or a multi-entry long stay Schengen visa

I hold a Schengen visa: do I need a visa for Ireland?

I have a UK visa already, do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?

Can I travel to the UK (including Northern Ireland) with my Irish visa?

Supporting documents

What documents do I need?

Once I’ve completed my online application, do I have to do anything else?

I’m going to Ireland for a short visit, what supporting documentation do I need?

Studying in Ireland

I am from a visa required country and travelling with my primary or secondary school for a short trip to Ireland, do I need a visa?

I want to go to Ireland to study. What is the process?


What is the process for applying for a visa for a child?

My application

How do I find out the status of my application?

I sent my documents in to your office by post: how do I know if they have arrived?

My visa application has been refused: why?

All other questions

I want to apply for an Irish visa but due to travel commitments I need my passport. What can I do?

How do I get a multi entry visa?

I am resident elsewhere but currently on holiday/visiting family and/or friends in Spain. Can I apply for a visa at Embassy Madrid?

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