Visa Types

SHORT STAY VISA

LONG STAY VISA

TRANSIT VISA

TRAVELLING TO IRELAND AS A TOURIST

If you are a Visa-required national and you would like to visit Ireland for a short period (less than 3 months) you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Visit/Holiday Visa applications here.

For further information on tourism in Ireland please visit the website of Tourism Ireland.

TRAVELLING TO IRELAND ON BUSINESS

Business Meeting
If you are a Visa-required national and coming to Ireland for a business meeting you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Business Visa applications here

Conference
If you are a Visa-required national and coming to Ireland for a conference you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Conference Visa applications here

Starting a Business in Ireland
If you are a Non-EEA national and you wish to set up a business in Ireland, you will require Business Permission from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. For more information please click here

STUDYING IN IRELAND

If you require an entry visa for Ireland and would like to study here, you will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Study Visa applications here.

WORKING IN IRELAND

If you are a national of a country which is not a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and you wish to work in Ireland, you will require authorisation to do so.

For most types of employment, a non-EEA national requires a Work Permit. For full information on work permits please visit the website of the Department of Enterprise,Trade and Employment.

A visa-required national who has been issued with a Work Permit can apply for an Employment visa through their local Irish Embassy or Consulate. You will find useful guidelines and details of requirements for Employment Visa applications here.
For further information on finding work in Ireland, please visit the FÁS website

WORKING HOLIDAYS

Ireland offers young people from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and New Zealand, the chance to work casually to enable them to spend an extended holiday in Ireland. For further information on the Working Holiday schemes, please see the Working Holidays in Ireland page.