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Irish Visa Application
Types of Visas in Ireland
There are two types of visa available for people wishing to travel to Ireland. The type of visa you need depends on why you are coming and how long you plan to stay in Ireland:
- Short-stay ‘C’ visas – suitable for a single entry or multiple entries for up to three months, for example, tourism or short family visits
- Tourist visa
- Stamp 0 visa
Making an Irish Visa Application
FAQs About Irish Visa Applications
We get a lot of general enquiries about Irish visa applications – many of which are easily answered and don’t require our assistance. Before you get in touch with us today, please check if your query has already been answered below.
If you are unable to find an answer, and still require help with your visa application, we can help. Our quality fixed-fee service will ensure that the visa application process is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland?
You will need to apply for a visa to enter Ireland if you are a citizen of a visa-required country. Common countries that we help make applications for a visa include:
- United Arab Emirates
To check whether you need a visa, visit the INIS website.
How long does the visa application process take?
All visas are processed in the order they are received. You can view the processing times on the INIS website here.
Does my child/children need their own Irish visa if they are travelling with their parents?
Each child needs a visa in their own name. The fee is the same for adults and children.
Can I travel to the UK and Northern Ireland on an Irish visa?
If you want to travel to the UK and Northern Ireland, you will need a UK visa. If you want to travel to both Ireland and the UK, but will travel to Ireland first, you will need a multiple-entry Irish visa as well as a UK visa. The process of applying for a UK visa is different to that of an Irish visa, you can apply for a UK visa here.
Can I enter Ireland if I live in Northern Ireland and hold a valid UK visa?
You will need a valid Irish visa to enter Ireland even if you are only entering for a short amount of time.
Can I travel to Ireland on a valid Schengen visa?
Ireland is not in the Schengen zone, so you will need to apply for an Irish visa to enter the country.
Can I apply for an Irish visa from another country that is not my country of residence?
Generally, you need to make an application for a visa from your country of residence.
Can I still apply for an Irish visa if I have a criminal record?
In order to make an application with a criminal record, you will need to disclose full details when you apply. Be aware that if your criminal record includes repeated serious crime or breaches of immigration law, you may be refused a visa.
Can you help if my visa application has been refused or rejected?
If you’ve applied for an Irish visa but it has been refused or rejected, we can help by reviewing your application and advising on the best way forward, so you stand the best chance of making a successful application. Contact our team today.
How do I apply for an extension on my visa?
You will be required to contact the immigration service and make an application for long or short-term residency. For more information, visit the INIS website.
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