Citizens of UE and EEA (European Economic Area) are not required to apply for a visa when coming to Ireland. For third-countries nationals the rules of the Immigration Act 2014, also known as the Visas Order 2014, apply. The Immigration Act is divided into several Schedules which establish who needs an Irish visa and who does not. These Schedules are:
Our experts in Ireland will provide you with more information about the Immigration Act 2014.
Depending on the purpose of the visit, foreign citizens may apply for different types of Irish visas:
The short stay visas are granted to foreign citizens planning to stay in Ireland no longer than three months, while the long stay visa is granted for longer periods. Short and long stay visas are granted depending on the purpose of the visit. They can be issued for:
Our specialists in company registration in Ireland may provide you with further details about obtaining business visas.
All visa applications are handled by the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service (INIS). Applicants are required to fill in an application form and submit it with the Irish embassy or consulate in their countries. They must make sure they submit the application at least 12 weeks before the planned visit, as it takes several weeks for Irish visas to be issued. The time frame also depends on the type of visa the applicant wants to obtain.
You can contact our Irish agents for details about the visa application procedure.