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:
This will generate an application summary form and declaration at the end, which you must print, sign and date.
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
We accept the following forms of payment:
Payments to the Embassy must be made by bank transfer or by cash at our office in Hanoi. Please note we can under no circumstances accept credit card payments for this service.
If you are based in Vietnam, Cambodia or Lao PDR you can make a bank transfer directly to Vietnam Joint Stock Commerical Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), as follows:
Bank: Vietnam Joint Stock Commerical Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) - Tay Thang Long Branch
Bank Swift code: ICBVVNVX
Bank address: Xuan Mai Town, Chuong My District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Account name: DFA Ireland Vietnam Public Bank Account
Euro account number: 112649538888
VND account number: 112647828888
You can also deposit the fee by cash at any VietinBank branch within Vietnam (the above account details remain unchanged):
Note: Please enclose a copy of bank transfer or deposit slip with your application.
You are responsible for paying any bank fees associated with the transaction. If you have a non-Vietnamese bank account, you can avoid expensive transfer charges by going to the Embassy's bank and lodging the money directly to our account in cash. Please contact us for more information about this.
You are responsible for paying any bank fees associated with the transaction. If you have a non-Vietnamese bank account, you can avoid expensive transfer charges by going to the Embassy’s bank and lodging the money directly to our account in cash. Please contact us for more information about this.
For individuals residing in Cambodia and Lao PDR, please note that you will need arrange a courier service to deliver your documents to the Embassy. When your application is complete, the Embassy will contact you, following which you will also need arrange a courier service to collect your documents from the Embassy in Hanoi and deliver them to you.