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Visa Services – COVID-19

As of Monday June 22, we have resumed a limited number of visa services. At this time, we will only be accepting Long Stay “D” visa applications for processing.

While we are again accepting Long Stay applications, the actual issuance of visas remains dependent on Public Health Advice, and has not yet begun.

Please note that as part of the efforts to tackle COVID-19, we are not accepting new Short-Stay visa applications (including for tourism) until further notice. The Irish authorities advise against all non-essential travel.

Certain Priority/Emergency Short-Stay cases will continue to be processed:

  • Emergency visa (e.g. Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals);
  • Immediate family members of Irish citizens who are returning to their ordinary place of residence in Ireland;
  • Persons legally resident in the State;
  • Persons entitled to avail of the provision of the EU Free Movement Directive;
  • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
  • Diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions.

Updates, further information and FAQs are available on the dedicated COVID-19 section of the Irish Naturalisation of Immigration Service website.

If you have further questions in relation to your application, please contact the Embassy.

 

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Desde el lunes 22 de junio hemos retomado algunos servicios en la sección de visados. En estos momentos tan sólo aceptaremos solicitudes de visado “D” de Larga Estancia para su tramitación. 

Aunque estamos aceptando solicitudes de Larga Estancia, la propia emisión de los visados no ha comenzado aún ya que continúa dependiendo de las indicaciones de las autoridades sanitarias.

Tenga en cuenta que, como parte de los esfuerzos para contener la COVID-19, no estamos aceptando solicitudes de visado de Corta Estancia (incluido turismo) hasta próximo aviso. Las autoridades irlandesas aconseja evitar todo viaje que no sea esencial.

Algunos visados Prioritarios/de Emergencia de Corta Estancia continuarán siendo tramitados:

  • Visado de emergencia (profesionales sanitarios, investigadores de ciencias de la salud y personal de cuidados de ancianos);
  • Familiares directos de ciudadanos irlandeses que retornan a su lugar de residencia habitual en Irlanda;
  • Personas legalmente residentes en el Estado;
  • Personas que puedan ejercer los derechos recogidos en la Directiva de Libre Movimiento de la UE;
  • Transportistas de bienes y otro personal del sector en la medida que sea necesario
  • Diplomáticos, personal de organizaciones internacionales, personal militar y personal humanitario durante el ejercicio de sus funciones.

Actualizaciones, información adicional y preguntas frecuentes están disponibles en la página web dedicada a la COVID-19 del Servicio Irlandés de Naturalización e Inmigración.

Si tiene preguntas adicionales en relación a su solicitud, por favor contacte con la Embajada.

You can check if you need an Irish visa on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

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, a valid UK visa does not entitle you to travel to Ireland without 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 Kitts and Nevis

Antigua and Barbuda

Honduras

Saint Lucia

Argentina

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Australia

Hungary

Samoa

Austria

Iceland

San Marino

Bahamas

Israel

Seychelles

Barbados

Italy

Singapore

Belgium

Japan

Slovak Republic

Belize

Kiribati

Slovenia

Bolivia

Latvia

Solomon Islands

Botswana

Lesotho

South Africa

Brazil

Liechtenstein

South Korea

Brunei

Lithuania

Spain

Bulgaria

Luxembourg

Swaziland

Canada

Macau (Special Administrative Region)

Sweden

Chile

Malaysia

Switzerland

Costa Rica

Maldives

Taiwan

Croatia

Malta

Tonga

Cyprus

Mexico

Trinidad and Tobago

Czech Republic

Monaco

Tuvalu

Denmark

Nauru

United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Dominica

Netherlands, The

United States of America

El Salvador

New Zealand

Uruguay

Estonia

Nicaragua

Vanuatu

Fiji

Norway

Vatican City

Finland

Panama

 

France

Paraguay

 

Germany

Poland

 

Greece

Portugal

 

Grenada

Romania

 

Guatemala

 

 

Information on types of visa and required documentation can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

If your application has been refused, you will be sent a letter outlining the reasons for refusal.

If you still wish to travel to Ireland, you can appeal this decision within two months of receiving the refusal notice.

Further information on appealing visa decisions can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS). All appeals are handled directly by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

To apply for a visa, you must:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Check the “Fees” information on this page and pay the appropriate fee to the Embassy
  • Compile your application, which must include:
    • The online summary sheet signed by you, with a valid photo
    • Current passport and any previous passports (or copies of previous passports if originals unavailable)
    • All required supporting documents
  • The online application system will automatically request you to submit your documentation to the relevant Embassy

You can also send your application by registered post or by courier. Additionally, the completed application may be dropped to the Embassy in person.

Please note that we can only process fully complete applications. The onus is on the applicant to ensure their application is complete. Any missing documentation may result in longer processing times and potential refusal.

Further information on what to expect on arrival in Ireland can be found on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS).

Check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) for fees in Euro.

Some applicants are not required to pay the visa processing fee, including visa-required spouses and qualifying family members of EEA citizens (including Irish nationals). To see what other applicants are fee-exempt, please check the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

Payment Details

We accept the following forms of payment:

Personal cheques and cash are not accepted and this office does not have credit/debit card payment facilities. Once a visa application is lodged for processing, the processing fee cannot be refunded.

Bank Address (only for payment purposes)

BBVA
C/Claudio Coello 92
Madrid 28006

Do not send applications to this address, applications should be sent to the Embassy address.

Account Name: EMBAJADA DE IRLANDA
Account Number: 0182 1932 44 0201542340
IBAN code: ES90 0182 1932 44 0201542340
Swift/BIC code: BBVAESMMXXX

Other charges

You may also have to pay communications charges.  In addition, where a document (such as a residence card or passport) is certified by an Irish Honorary Consulate, a fee will apply. Please consult our Consular Fees .

Payment is by bank transfer only.

If you have a non-EU bank account you can avoid expensive transfer charges by going in person to your nearest BBVA branch and lodging the fee in cash to our bank account. This may also be convenient if you don’t have internet banking.

Information Note

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