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Visa Services


If you are looking for the latest information on whether you need a visa, how to apply for a visa and pay the visa fee, or travelling to Ireland with your EU family member, you must first consult our MADRID VISA FAQs in this link.  

Please note:

• We do not respond to queries that are answered in the MADRID VISA FAQs. We will respond to other queries within 3 working days.

Processing time for all applications (including visit visas, conference visas, and Erasmus mobility study visas) is a minimum of 8 weeks from the time the Visa Office receives all the required documents. Processing of Business visas is a minimum of 4 weeks.

• We recommend submitting applications 12 weeks before your intended travel date. Applications are processed in strict order of reception and there is no expedited process. Please note travel tickets are not a required document and should not be submitted. 

• Applications can only be submitted by registered post or courier. They cannot be submitted at the Embassy.

• We do not respond to emails or calls seeking a status update within the stated processing times. We do not acknowledge reception of applications.

Do not send attachments unless requested to do so as they will not be reviewed.

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 on the website of the Department of Justice


Si busca información actualizada sobre si necesita un visado, cómo solicitarlo y pagar la tasa de visado, o cómo viajar a Irlanda con su familiar de la UE, debe consultar primero nuestras MADRID VISADOS PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES.

Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:

No respondemos a las consultas que tienen respuesta en las las MADRID VISADOS PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES. Contestaremos a otras preguntas en un plazo de 3 días laborables.

No respondemos a correos o llamadas solicitando una actualización del estado dentro de los plazos de tramitación indicados. No acusamos la recepción de las solicitudes.

• El tiempo de tramitación de todas las solicitudes (incluidos los visados de visita, de conferencia y de estudios de movilidad Erasmus) es de un mínimo de 8 semanas desde el momento en que la Oficina de Visados recibe todos los documentos requeridos. La tramitación de los visados de negocios es de un mínimo de 4 semanas.

• Recomendamos presentar las solicitudes 12 semanas antes de la fecha prevista del viaje. Las solicitudes se tramitan por estricto orden de recepción y no existe un proceso acelerado. Tenga en cuenta que los billetes de viaje no son un documento obligatorio y no deben presentarse.

• Las solicitudes sólo pueden presentarse por correo certificado o mensajería. No pueden presentarse en la Embajada.

• Los ciudadanos de Ucrania no necesitan visado para viajar a Irlanda ctualmente. La información para los ciudadanos ucranianos y sus familiares que pretendan viajar a Irlanda se encuentra en en el sitio web del Ministerio de Justicia.   

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.



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)

C/Claudio Coello 92
Madrid 28006

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

Account Number: 0182 1932 44 0201542340
IBAN code: ES90 0182 1932 44 0201542340

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: