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Requirements

 

Whether you need a visa to enter Ireland depends on what country you’re from.

S.I. No 473 of 2014 groups countries into five different categories (schedules).

Please see Schedule 1, which is a list of countries that DO NOT NEED a visa. If your country is NOT listed you must apply for a visa before you travel to Ireland.

 

Note: A Schengen visa or UK visa is not valid for travel to Ireland. Note: For exceptions to this, please see Schedules 2, 3 and 4 below

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.

Schedule 1 - Countries that do not need a visa

You DO NOT NEED an entry visa for Ireland if you are a passport holder of one of these countries:

Andorra

Guyana

Saint Lucia

Antigua and Barbuda

Honduras

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Argentina

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Samoa

Australia

Hungary

San Marino

Austria

Iceland

Seychelles

Bahamas

Israel

Singapore

Barbados

Italy

Slovak Republic

Belgium

Japan

Slovenia

Belize

Kiribati

Solomon Islands

Bolivia

Latvia

South Africa

Botswana

Lesotho

South Korea

Brazil

Liechtenstein

Spain

Brunei

Lithuania

Swaziland

Bulgaria

Luxembourg

Sweden

Canada

Macau (Special Administrative Region)

Switzerland

Chile

Malaysia

Taiwan

Costa Rica

Maldives

Tonga

Croatia

Malta

Trinidad and Tobago

Cyprus

Mexico

Tuvalu

Czech Republic

Monaco

United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Denmark

Nauru

United States of America

Dominica

Netherlands, The

Uruguay

El Salvador

New Zealand

Vanuatu

Estonia

Nicaragua

Vatican City

Fiji

Norway

 

Finland

Panama

 

France

Paraguay

 

Germany

Poland

 

Greece

Portugal

 

Grenada

Romania

 

Guatemala

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

 

Convention travel documents

If you hold Convention travel documents issued by an EEA state, please refer to Section 3. (b) (i) of S.I. No 473 of 2014 (short-stay visits only). 

Schedule 2 - Diplomatic Passport waiver programme

A holder of a diplomatic passport issued by a State or territorial entity specified below is not required to have a visa to enter Ireland

People’s Republic of China

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Schedule 3 - Visa waiver programme

If you’re a citizen of one of these countries and you meet Visa Waiver Programme requirements, you may be able to travel on to Ireland from the UK without the need to obtain a separate Irish visa.

If not, you’ll need to apply for an entry visa before you travel to Ireland.

Bahrain

Montenegro

Serbia

Belarus

Oman

Thailand

Bosnia and Herzegovina

People’s Republic of China

Turkey 

India

Qatar

Ukraine 

Kazakhstan

Russian Federation

United Arab Emirates 

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

Uzbekistan

NOTE: This also applies to nationals of Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates who have entered the United Kingdom on foot of a C-visit Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)

 

Schedule 4 - British Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS)

United Kingdom visitors who are – nationals of a state or territorial entity specified in Schedule 4, AND holders of a visa issued by the competent authorities of the United Kingdom that is endorsed by those authorities with the letters “BIVS”

India People’s Republic of China

Schedule 5 - Transit Visas

If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you will need to apply for a transit visa

Afghanistan

Ghana

Nigeria

Albania

Georgia

Somalia

Cuba

Iran

Sri Lanka

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Iraq

Ukraine

Eritrea

Lebanon

Zimbabwe

Ethiopia*

Moldova, Republic of

 

 * Requirement for a transit visa waived for Ethiopian nationals transiting through the State via Dublin Airport to/from the USA and Canada.