For nationals and residents of Morocco, the Honorary Consulates of Ireland in Casablanca or Agadir will assist with the visa application process. The Consulate will be the first point of contact and will update you on any matters relating to your visa application.
Applicants residing in Morocco must now only apply online (Morocco is listed in the supported countries section on the www.inis.gov.ie site).
To launch an on-line application please use the INIS form.
Applicants are reminded that completing the on-line application form is only the first step in the visa application process. An application can only be processed when the on-line form is completed AND the required backing documentation, passport photograph and appropriate fee are received by the relevant office as indicated by the on-line system.
It is no longer possible to apply using a downloaded/paper application form
It is no longer possible to apply using a downloaded/paper application form.
Information Note to Assist Applicants
All visa applications from Oman will be routed to the Irish Visa Office based at the Embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for processing
When you have completed the online application and have all of the accompanying papers you must lodge the application with the Honorary Consul in Casablanca or Agadir. The Honorary Consul will send your papers to the Embassy in the UAE on your behalf, having undertaken an initial examination of all the papers.
You should submit your visa application to the Consulate in Casablanca or Agadir please contact the Consulate in advance of travel to check the office working times.
The Honorary Consul in Casablanca is Mr. Ghali Bennani.
The contact details of the Consulate are:
Khadija MOUKTADI BILLAH
Consulate of Ireland
57, Bd Abdelmoumen
Rue Salim Cherkaoui Résidence El Hadi B
Tel : + 212 522 272721
Fax : + 212 522 204265
The Honorary Consul in Agadir is Mr. Mahfoud Filali.
The contact details of the consulate are:
Consulate of Ireland
Hotel Kenzi Europa
Bd du 20 Aout
Tel: + 212 528821212
Fax: + 212 528823435
When you have completed the online application and have all of the accompanying papers you can lodge the application with the Honorary Consul in Casablanca or Agadir. The Honorary Consul will send your papers to the Embassy in the UAE on your behalf, having undertaken an initial examination of all the papers. All visa applications submitted to the Honorary Consulate are sent to the Irish Visa Office based at the Embassy of Ireland in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for processing. The actual decision on your visa will be made in the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
You will be contacted by the Consulate when a decision has been made on your application. All decisions following assessment will be provided to the Consulate in Muscat as required for onward posting or collection of the visa.
In advance of beginning your visa application online, please consult the homepage of INIS for full information regarding the documentation required to accompany your visa application.
Applicants are reminded that completing the online application form is only the first step in the visa application process. An application can only be processed when the online form is completed AND the required backing documentation, passport photograph and appropriate fee is received by the Visa Office.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS SECTION ON THIS WEBSITE SO THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF WHAT DOCUMENTS YOU NEED TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR VISA APPLICATION.
Applications received without the necessary supporting documents or information will delay the processing of your application or may result in it being refused.
You must also ensure that ‘all’ the required supporting documentation accompanies your visa application otherwise your visa application cannot be processed or will be delayed. It is your responsibility to ensure you have sent our Visa Office all the necessary documents in order for a decision to be made. You will find the list of supporting documentation required for the main types of visas on the INIS website.
Moroccan Nationality is exempt from visa fees.
Please check the web http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/fees
However, an administrative charge may be imposed by the Honorary Consulate.
You should note that a single entry visa will normally only be granted therefore if you apply for a multiple entry visa it may not be granted to you. A multiple entry visa is granted only in very specific circumstances.
You must provide your on-line summary sheet and sign it at the Consulate, two passport sized colour photos will also be required along with all of the necessary documentation including your passport (if you have a new passport the previous passport should also be provided). You should also provide a cover note detailing the type of visa you are seeking, you should also mention in the cover note if you are travelling with other members of your family. If you are travelling with children you must complete an online application for each child. If the child is included in your passport the sticker for the child will be affixed to your passport.
Only when you have checked the requirements for the visa you are seeking and have all of the necessary papers should you provide the documents to the Consulate.
Unless you are residing in or visiting the UAE your passport should not be sent to the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi. You should present your passport and supporting documentation to support your visa application to the relevant Honorary Consulate. Your visa will be issued locally at the Honorary Consulate once a decision has been made by the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi. The staff at the Honorary Consulate or Embassy in your country of residence will advise you in relation to what documents are required including original documents if necessary.
If we receive your passport at the visa office it will be your responsibility to ensure it is returned to you or to the nearest Consulate or Embassy of your choice. You should arrange for a courier to collect your documents from our visa office and have them returned to you.
You should allow a minimum of 3 weeks for your visa application to be processed from the time your application reaches the Visa Office in Abu Dhabi. For D type 'long stay' visa applications you should allow 4 weeks for a decision. Please note that depending on the time of year, the volume of applications received, and the complexity of an application it may take longer than 3-4 weeks for a decision. The onus is on you, the applicant, to ensure that your full complete application is submitted in sufficient time for a decision to be made before your date of travel.
Weekly Decision Reports
Every Thursday, a report detailing all decisions made in the previous week at the Visa Office Abu Dhabi is posted to the Weekly Decision Reports page. Please use your unique online application number to search these reports for your decision.
To learn how to appeal a visa refusal please see Tab 7 of the Visas for Ireland page.
If you wish to travel to Ireland or pass through an Irish port in order to travel to another state you may need an Irish visa.
You may need a visa to travel to Ireland even if you live in Ireland.
A visa is a paper document affixed to a page of the holder's passport. It permits a person to travel to Ireland during the validity period stated on the visa. It does not guarantee entry to the State. An Immigration Officer at the port of entry has the authority to grant or deny admission, and to decide the duration of a person’s stay in the State.
What do I need to know?
Read the Checklist to find out if you need an Irish visa and about applying for a visa on the website of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Services website.