Valid passport required by all except the following:
a) Persons born in the UK travelling direct from the UK (British
passport holders only);
UK citizens do not need a passport or visa to enter Ireland,
most carriers by air or sea now require some form of identification
with photograph, usually a passport or driving license with
photo. Travellers are advised to check what form of ID is
required with the individual airline, ferry company or travel
agent before travelling.
b) Nationals of Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The
Netherlands holding a valid national photo identity card;
(it is advisable to bring a valid passport).
Visas are required by all except the following:
a) Nationals of countries referred to in the chart above.
b) Nationals of Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina,
Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil,Botswana, Brunei,
British Dependent Territories*, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji,
Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary,
Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, Korea (Rep), Latvia, Lesotho,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives,
Malta, Mexico, Mauritius, Monaco, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, St Kitts & Nevis, St
Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles,
Singapore, Slovak Republic (diplomatic and official passport
holders only), Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland,
Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay,
Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela and Western Samoa.
c) Transit passengers continuing their travels within 24 hours
by the same or first connecting flight provided holding valid
onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.
However, the following nationals require a transit visa: Afghanistan,
Albania, Bulgaria, Cuba, Congo (Dem Rep), Ethiopia, Eritrea,
Ghana, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Moldova, Nigeria, Romania, Serbia
and Montenegro, Somalia.
a) Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory (South Georgia,
South Sandwich Islands), British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos
Archipelago, Peros Banos, Diego Garcia, Danger Island), Cayman
Islands, Falkland Islands & Dependencies, Montserrat,
Gibraltar, Pitcairn (Henderson, Ducie & Oneno Islands),
St Helena & Dependencies (Ascension Island, Tristan da
Cunha), the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia,
Turks & Caicos Islands and British Virgin Islands.
b) Certain nationals do require a transit visa at all times.
This list is subject to frequent change and travellers should
check with the nearest Irish Consulate (or Consular section
at Embassy) before departure.
c) Persons holding a Hong Kong Certificate of Identity need
an entry visa.
of visa and cost
Transit: £8. Nationals from some
countries receive visas free of charge. Enquire at Consulate/Consular
section of Embassy for further details.
(or Consular section at Embassy), see Contact
Addresses section for details.
a) Completed application form.
c) Letter to substantiate purpose of visit.
d) Three passport-size photos.
e) Letter from place of employment or study.
Working days required
Ten working days required for completing all procedures.