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Visa Services

PROCESSING TIME – SUMMER 2022

Processing time for all applications, including visit visas, is a minimum of 8 weeks from when a completed application is received. Applications are processed strictly in the order they are received, and there is no accelerated process.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they have all required documents for their application. You must consult the lists of required documents for your category of visa on the Irish Immigration website. All documents must be original and scanned documents are not accepted.

The processing of your application will be delayed and/or risks refusal if you do not submit all documentation required.

If you are not sure if you require a visa, please consult the list of visa required nationalities.

Ukrainian citizens do not currently require a visa to travel to Ireland. Information for Ukrainian citizens and their family members intending to travel to Ireland can be found on the Department of Justice website.

This page was last updated: June 6, 2022

 

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TIEMPO DE TRAMITACIÓN - VERANO 2022

El tiempo de tramitación de todas las solicitudes, incluidos los visados de visita, es de un mínimo de 8 semanas a partir de la recepción de la solicitud completa. Las solicitudes se procesan estrictamente en el orden en que se reciben, y no hay un proceso acelerado.

Es responsabilidad del solicitante asegurarse de que tiene todos los documentos necesarios para su solicitud. Consulte los documentos requeridos para su categoría de visado en el sitio web de Inmigración de Irlanda. Todos los documentos tienen que ser originales y no se aceptan documentos escaneados.

La tramitación de su solicitud se retrasará y/o corre el riesgo de ser rechazada si no presenta toda la documentación requerida.

Si no está seguro de si necesita un visado, consulte la lista de nacionalidades que necesitan visado.

Los ciudadanos ucranianos no necesitan actualmente un visado para viajar a Irlanda. La información para los ciudadanos ucranianos y sus familiares que pretendan viajar a Irlanda puede encontrarse en la página web del Departamento de Justicia.

Última actualización: 6 de junio, 2022

Embassy Visa Office Opening Hours: By prior appointment ONLY for submission of complete applications / SOLO con cita previa para la presentaciĆ³n de solicitudes completas. Tuesdays & Thursdays/martes y jueves: 12:00-13:30

Embassy Visa Office Phone Lines: Monday - Friday / Lunes - Viernes 09:30 - 11:00: (+34) 914 319 784

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.

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

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.

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:

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: