Visa Information

Map of Ireland

Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries but not all countries, to check if you require a visa to visit Ireland please click here

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform has primary responsibility for Ireland’s immigration and visa policy.

Please note that Schengen Area Permit Holders MUST APPLY for a visa to visit Ireland, you will not gain entry with your Schengen Area permit. Ireland is NOT a member of the Schengen Area.

Please click here to check if you need to apply for a visa to visit Ireland.

Please click here to apply for a visa to visit Ireland

Decisions for visa applications are published here every Tuesday